Carmel Quartet

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Performed by the Carmel Quartet in 2007

Performed by the Carmel Quartet in 2007

Performed by the Carmel Quartet, with soprano Rona Israel-Kolatt, in 2007

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The Carmel Quartet is a string quartet from Israel. The quartet performs frequently in Israel and abroad. It has debuted a number of new Israeli compositions, including the string quartet by Yehezkel Braun.

The quartet was founded in 1999. It has won a number of prestigious competitions, including first prize in the "Prague-Vienna-Budapest" international competition in Austria, and the Israeli Aviv competition for chamber music and performance of an Israeli work in 2004.

Members of the quartet are Rachel Ringelstein and Lia Raichlin, violins, Yoel Greenberg viola, and Tami Waterman, cello.

The quartet has studied with members of the Alban Berg Quartet, Isaac Stern, Miriam Fried, and Rivka Golani.

The quartet has performed with internationally renowned musicians such as violinists Gidon Kremer and Nikolai Znaider, violist Tabea Zimmermann, pianists Ian Fountain and Penina Salzman, guitarist Emanuele Segre and cantor Alberto Mizrahi.

The quartet has performed in concert series in England, Austria, Italy and Switzerland, and in major chamber music series in Israel. Of its debut in Carnegie Hall, New York, in November 2004, New York Times critic Allan Kozinn wrote, "At its best, the group played with precision, drive and unity of purpose."[1]


  1. ^ Allan Kozinn, "MUSIC REVIEW; Briskly Does It, for Beethoven And an Israeli Composer" in The New York Times (November 15, 2004), available online at New York Times archive.

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