The Szervánszky Quartet was founded in 2009 by former students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. The members are Mihály Stefkó (violin), Zsuzsa Laskay (violin), Katalin Krenedits, (viola) and Natasha Szervánszky-Cavaye (cello).
The quartet have studied and continue to work with Sándor Devich, founding member of the Bartók Quartet, János Rolla, artistic director of the Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Márta Gulyás. In 2010 the Szervánszky quartet participated in the Aix-en-Provence Music Festival in France, where they had the opportunity to study with András Keller from the world renowned Keller Quartet, and studied with him again in 2011 at the International Musicians’ Seminar, Prussia Cove in the UK.
In the spring of 2010 the quartet received the first prize in the Weiner Chamber Music Competition in Budapest, Hungary. Following their success in Hungary, they went on to receive 3rd prize at the International Janacek Competition in Brno, Czech Republic in September of the same year.
The Szervánszky Quartet has also recently performed with such distinguished pianists as Márta Gulyás and Károly Mocsári.
As well as their work as a string quartet, three members of the quartet regularly perform as a string trio, and it is with this formation that they also received a special prize at the Dohnányi Chamber Music Competition (Debrecen), and the first prize at the Weiner Chamber Music Competition (string trio category), both in 2010.
Named after the Hungarian composer, Endre Szervánszky, they will be performing Szervánszky’s two string quartets in 2011, which will mark the 100th anniversary of his birth.