of the St.Petersburg State Philharmony.
(St. Petersburg) was founded
in 1992 and was originally named "The New
Since September 1999, the ensemble carries a
name of the Great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
The new name have supported St. Petersburg State
Philarmony, St. The Petersburg Union of the
Composers, Russian Museum and Mstislav Rostropovitch.
The Quartet has performed
to great acclaim in different St. Petersburg
concert venues, toured in Korea (1993), USA
(1994), Japan (1994; 1997; 1998), Germany (1996),
the Netherlands (1996, 2004), Switzerland (1996,
2004, 2005), Lithuania (1997), Sweden (1998),
Turkey (1998, 2002, 2006) and Latvia (1999),
Estonia (2004, 2005), Denmark (2006), Ireland
In April 1994 the ensemble
took part in " Children of Chernobyl"
Charity concerts in Los-Angeles, and in June
1994 - in concerts of the "Hiroshima Bombing
Victims" Foundation. This appeared to be
the first Quartet in the world to play in the
open air at the Nuclear Bombing Victims' Memorial
In May 1994 the Quartet took
part in the St. Petersburg "Musical Spring"
International Festival, and the group was invited
for the next Festival in 1995. In April 1996
it was the only chamber music ensemble representing
St. Petersburg musical culture during 13th European
Culture Days Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany,
David Oistrakh Festival (Estonia 2004, 2005),
Musica Romantica (Switzerland (1996, 2004, 2005).
The Quartet was given the name
of the Great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky
in 1999, on the recommendation of the St. Petersburg
State Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Composers'
Union, the Russian Museum and Mstislav Rostropovich.
The Quartet has played together
with such prominent artists as: Bela DAVIDOVICH
(piano, USA), Dmitry SITKOVETSKY (violin, GB),
Boris PETRUSHANSKY (piano, Italy), Boris TISCHENKO
(piano, Russia), Polina Osetinskaya (piano,
Russia), Eric SALIM-MERUET (counter-tenor, GB),
Yukio YOKOYAMA (piano, Japan), Neal STULBERG
(piano, USA), Alexander DMITRIEV (conductor,
Russia), Robert TRORY (conductor, GB), Sten
Lassmann (piano, Estonia), Janis Maleckis (piano,
Latvia), Sergey Stadler (violin, Russia), Fabio
Mastrangelo (piano, Italia), Martin Piecuch
(sax. USA), Miceal O'Rurke (piano, Ireland).
In February 1997 the group
made a very successful appearance in one concert
with a "Four-Stars Quartet": Gidon
KREMER, Tatyana GRINDENKO, Yuri BASHMET and
Mstislav ROSTROPOVITCH in frames of D.Shostakovitch's
music festival at the Large Philharmonic Hall,
Since 1997 the Quartet is a
group member of the International Society of
Friends of the Russian Museum, the biggest collection
of Russian Art. The Stravinsky Quartet has made
several CD and Radio recordings, featuring music
by Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rachmaninov, Shostakovitch,
and Andrei Petrov, as well as an original program
of popular miniatures "Happy Birthday".
In May 2003 the Quartet made
a successful appearance at the Summit of about
40 international leaders, who had visited St.Petersburg
for 300 anniversary celebration.
In March 2007 Quartet played
a big concert in Sain-Petersburg Universitet
for 15 anniversary celebration of Quartet.