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16 strings and one body

An exciting collaboration between dancer and choreographer Renana Raz and the Toscanini String Quartet. Another instrument joins the classic string quartet: the body. Raz invites the music to pass through the body, offering a personal, musical, dramatic and physical interpretation of the lines that make up the score.

Upcoming dates

1.2    Sat   Beit Hatotchan

7.2    Fri    Suzanne Dellal Center

3.3    Tue   Beit Shemesh

18.4   Sat   Zucker Hall

30.4   Tue   Rebeca Crawn Hall 

7.5     Tue   Open University Raanana 

10.5   Sun    Mormon University Jerusalem 

16-29.6       Japan tour  

Upcoming concerts

14.10.2023   Sat    Ein Karem, Jerusalem

14.10.2023   Sat    Zuker Hall, Tel Aviv

04.11.2023   Sat   Ein Karem, Jerusalem

16.12.2023   Sat   Ein Karem, Jerusalem

03.01.2024   Sat   Ein Karem, Jerusalem

13.01.2024   Sat   Ein Karem, Jerusalem

11.03.2024   Mon  Kfar Saba 

23.03.2024   Sat  Ein Karem, Jerusalem  


Stretching the Barline 

This unique concert brings together two forms of art, exploring the similarities between the world of Jazz improvisation and classical music: tradition versus innovation in performance.

Saxophone player and composer Yuval Cohen, one of the leading Soprano saxophone players in the world, joins the Toscanini String Quartet. On stage they explore the ways in which the constraints of classical music are in fact enabling the freedom to improvise. 


Our story

Our story

The Quartet was founded 12 years ago by the members of the Israel Philharmonic orchestra (IPO). The string quartet was established in order to continue the great tradition of string quartets that had been an integral part of the IPO's artistic activity and of the music scene in Israel. The quartet has performed around the world including the Spoleto Festival, Italy, Verbier Festival, Switzerland and Schloss Elmau, Germany.

The quartet members have created and developed a center for chamber music studies in the Buchmann-Mehta school of music in Tel-Aviv.


In 2017 the quartet played in a concert for the inauguration of the “friends of the IPO fund, Vienna”. The Quartet's recent new performance with the prominent choreographer and dancer Renana Raz showcased in a series of performances in Hong Kong. 


"The Toscanini quartet played wonderfully with a rich and warm sound, continuing the long outstanding tradition of chamber music of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra"


Maestro Zubin Mehta


Yevgenia Pikovsky
Asaf Maoz

Winner of 1993 Vittorio Gui and Verchelli Competitions, has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in concert halls in the USA, Israel, Russia, Poland, Italy, and France.

In 1993, she made her solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Zubin Mehta. She served as concertmaster of the Bern Symphony Orchestra in

Switzerland during the seasons 2006-2008.

Since the 2014-15 season, she is a leader of the second violins group of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv,

and the Rostock Hochschule für Musik, Germany.

From 2004-2013 he resided in Berlin where he was a member of the “Komische Oper Berlin” (Assistant concertmaster), the “Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin” (concertmaster and principal 2nd violin), the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster and principal 2nd violin). Since October 2013 he is a member of the Israel Philharmonic orchestra.

Yevgenia Pikovsky
Dmitry Ratush
Felix Nemirovsky

Assistant principal violist of the Israel Philharmonic orchestra since 2004. He was principal violist of the Bern Symphony orchestra in Switzerland.

Graduating from Jerusalem Academy, Dmitry continued his studies in Dallas, Texas at Meadows School of the Arts.

Dmitry is a founding member of the Chamber Ensemble Millennium, at Targ Music Center in Jerusalem. 

Born 1963 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1990 immigrated to Israel and joined the Rishon LeZion Orchestra and later the

Camerata Ensemble of Rehovot. Joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992. A founding member of the Tel Aviv Chamber Music Ensemble and the Israel Philharmonic String Quartet. Played chamber with Maxim Vengerov, Gil Shacham, Yefim

Bronfman, Emanuel Axe and Sayaka Soji.




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