About us

Zsolt Kalló, Balázs Bozzai, Gábor Rác, Csilla Vályi Authentic Quartet ©

The quartet was founded by Zsolt Kalló in 2002
with the aim of focusing on historically informed performance and representing the music of the former epochs with a true presentation through musical rarities and well known masterpieces. Authentic Quartet is Hungary's leading period instrument string quartet, performing the works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann as well as the finest works of their lesser known contemporaries. Beside numerous radio recordings we are invited to prestigious festivals, for example the "Haydn at Eszterháza" Festival, Early Music Days in Sopron, String Quartet Festival in the Esterházy Castle and Zemplen Festival. We are glad to play where our music actually belongs - in castles and mansions. 

CDs released at HUNGAROTON - all World Premiere Recordings (!): works of E.A. Förster, Werner, Georg Lickl, Nikolaus Zmeskáll, Friedrich Ernst Fesca, J. G. Albrechtsberger, Joseph Wölfl, Franz Krommer, Carl Stamitz (with clarinet solo of Lajos Rozmán) and Johann Baptist Vanhal - with the solo of
Miklós Spányi on fortepiano. We are continually searching for high quality music in Hungarian and foreign libraries and private collections, and once we find a manuscript that matches our criteria, we prepare playable scores to put the music on our concert repertoire.

Esterházy Castle, Fertőd