Krása Quartet

Šárka Petříková – 1st violin

Jan Palouček – 2nd violin

Daniel Menhart – viola

Marie Dorazilová – cello


Krása Quartet was established at The Prague Conservatory in 2012 in the class of Czech cellist Tomáš Strašil. In 2013 the quartet attended interpretation master courses in Dobřichovice lead by Stephanie Baer (Steinhardt School New York).

The ensemble premiered the opera Pastýřská pohádka (Shephard’s Tale) composed by Pavel Trojan at the Prague Spring festival in 2013. In the summer of the same year they performed at international music festivals Mladá Praha (Young Prague), Mladé podium (Young Stage) and at Jarmila Novotná Festival, which was broadcasted by Czech Radio. The quartet took part in Antonín Dvořák competition in 2013. The following year they won second prize in The Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Interpretation Competition.

In 2015 the quartet guest performed at the international Bodensee festival and at the same time attended Pavel Haas Quartet interpretation courses in Feldkirch, Austria.

In seasons 2016 to 2019, they collaborated with the National Theatre in Prague in the production of modern ballet Vertigo. In September 2017, Krása Quartet attended Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition in Katowice.

In November 2019, the ensemble won second prize in The Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Interpretation Competition and, in addition, got a special prize for excellent performance of Viktor Kalabis’ piece.

At the beginning of March 2020, the quartet accompanied PKO pianist Marek Kozák at a special series concert together with their own performance of Beethoven’s Quartet No.4, Op. 18.

Krása Quartet renewed the collaboration with the National Theatre in Prague in 2020/21 in the production of ballet performance Phoenix. The ensemble has also been collaboration with Štěpán Ježek (Bennewitz Quartet) and members of Zemlinsky Quartet.