One of the most distinguished of the Czech Republic's many fine chamber ensembles, the Škampa Quartet was founded in 1989 and has played for the Society several times. Maintaining a stylistic continuity through changes of personnel, they bring authority to everything they play, most especially the music of their homeland.
There is nothing 'juvenile' about Beethoven's earliest quartets -
'The players’ attention to detail brought forth every nuance of the varying timbres and textures. In the Finale, I doubt that there was a foot in the Hall that was not tapping to the beat of the vigorous dance that the Škampa launched with joyful freedom.'
Claire Seymour, Seen and Heard International, 2014