Mucha Quartet formed during studies of one of the members at the Bratislava Conservatory in 2009, where it worked under pedagogical leadership of Stanislav Mucha, then primarius of the Moyzes Quartet. Members of the quartet are excellent performers, laureates of domestic and foreign competitions.
The members of the quartet graduated from their studies of chamber music at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Bratislava in the class of Ján Slávik, at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna in the class of Johannes Meissl, and at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid under the leadership of Günter Pichler.
Mucha Quartet received important artistic impulses at international master courses Internationale Sommerakademie 2012 and 2013 in Reichenau (Austria) under the leadership of professors: Peter Schuhmayer, Johannes Meissl, Othmar Müller, Hatto Beyerle, Miguel da Silva, Evgenia Epshtein, Jan Talich, Petr Prause, Josef Klusoň, András Keller. Members of the quartet also attended prestigious master courses in Schwarzenberg (Austria) – Günter Pichler; Académie Musicale de Villecroze (France) – Miguel da Silva, Alfred Brendel; McGill International String Quartet Academy Montreal (Canada) – Gerhard Schulz, Michael Tree, Norman Fischer, Atar Arad.
The quartet attended numerous competitions at home and abroad, where it received leading positions (The International Competition of Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in Prague – 2nd Prize, (2010), the international competition GIANNI BERGAMO CLASSIC MUSIC AWARD in Lugano – 3rd Prize (2012), the competition Josef Windisch Preis in Vienna – 1st Prize (2013), international competition Premio Paolo Borciani – 2nd Prize and the Audience Award (2014), Antonín Dvořák International Chamber Music Competition in Prague – 1st Prize (2014), Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno – 1st Prize and the Prize for the Best Interpretation of Composition by Leoš Janáček (2015)).
Mucha Quartet performed in many music festivals and cultural events at home and abroad (e.g. Bratislava Music Days, Prague Spring, recital in Vienna Musikverein, Bordeaux String Quartet Festival, J. N. Hummel Chamber Days, Sunday Matinee in Bratislava City Gallery – Mirbach Palace, Albrechtina (Un)known Music, chamber cycle of the Slovak Philharmonic, Musiksommer Reichenau, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, debut in Luxembourg Philharmonic).
For its activities quartet has received several awards.
At present Mucha Quartet belongs among the favorite chamber ensembles in Slovakia.