Eunsol Youn, violin
Soo-Hyun Park, violin
Sejune Kim, viola
Hyoung Joon Jo, cello
The Abel Quartet was formed in 2013 by four young Korean musicians living and studying in Munich under the supervision of professors Christoph Poppen and Hariolf Schlichtig.
The great musical talent and potential of the Abel Quartet have made it recipient of numerous invitations and awards from many prestigious international music festivals. In 2015, it was awarded First Prize at the 6th Joseph Haydn International Chamber Music Competition in Vienna and 2nd Prize at the 11th Concours international de musique de chambre de Lyon. The previous year, it had been awarded 2nd Prize at the International August Everding Competition 2014 in the String Quartet category. Recently they were awarded at the International Chamber Music Campus by Jeunesses Musicales.
Since its formation, the Quartet has offered notable recitals in Dresden, Wörthsee and Paris, as well as in the Korean cities of Seoul, Tong-Yeung, Changwon and Daejeon, among others.
The Abel Quartet has received important musical guidance from Eberhard Feltz, Heime Müller (Artemis Quartet), Hartmut Rohde (Mozart Piano Quartet), Piotr Szumiel (Apollon Musagete Quartet), and from the Cuarteto Casals. The Abel Quartet is currently based in Basel, where they study under Prof. Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet).