About Us

The Limmat Quartet was formed in 2021 in the city of Zürich, and since then we have performed many concerts. Our focus is on playing accessible programs and concerts, and it is our goal to connect with the audience as we play, instead of just playing for ourselves. Our programs are chosen to appeal to a wide audience; music that people know and love, along with something new for them to discover. The quartet has presented the following programs: The Best Anime Soundtracks, Film Music of John Williams and More, Vivaldi’s Four Season, Best of Beethoven, Hommage to Taylor Swift, Hommage to Coldplay, Best of BTS and even a Halloween Special.

Meet the musicians below:

Melina Murray

1st Violin

Melina Murray was born in 1994 in Connecticut, USA. She began playing the violin when she was seven and moved to Switzerland in 2009, where she continued studying with Francoise Zoldy in Basel. Melina studied at the ZHdK with Ulrich Gröner and Alexander Sitkovetsky. She is a member of the Zürcher Symphoniker and the Orchester vom See, and plays fiddle and mandolin in the country band Full Moon Rodeo. Melina teaches violin and mandolin privately in Musikstudio Kreis Vier.

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Desiree Albicker

2nd Violin

Désirée Albicker studied violin with Valeri Gradow and Klaidi Sahatçi in Lugano, where she graduated with a concert diploma in 2014. Since 2016 she is a member of the 21st Century Orchesta, and since 2019 she holds the position of principal second violinist of the Zürcher Symphoniker. She also teaches violin at Musikstudio Kreis Vier and basic musical education at schools in Opfikon and Otelfingen.

Amir Liberson

Viola

Amir Liberson was born in Israel in 1991. He played as an intern in the Berner symphony orchestra and in the Biel-Solothurn theater orchestra. He began his violin studies at the age of 6 at the Rubin Conservatory of Music, Haifa, and continued his studies at the Tel Aviv University and the Haute Ecole de Music Lausanne, site de Sion. He studied violin with Mr. Yevgeni Apter and Prof. Hagai Shaham, and viola with Mr. Roman Spitzer and Prof. Haim Taub. Now studies for Masters with Prof. Diemut Poppen at the Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste.

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Samuel Jasinski

Cello

Samuel Jasiński was born in 1996 in Schwyz. As a child he began learning the violin, then the piano and only later came to the cello. When he was 15 years old he performed a cello concerto with the Rothenburger Orchester.

During his studies at the music conservatory in Krakow with Prof. Jacek Kociuban he won several competitions with the Operiente String Quartet.

Samuel studied cello with Prof. Martina Schucan at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

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Jonathan Hagos

2nd Viola

Jonathan Hagos, born and raised in Münich, gained a lot of experience in soloistic playing as well as performing in various chamber music ensembles and orchestras at a young age. After studying at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellenden Kunst Stuttgart, he moved to Switzerland where he now continues he studies with Lawrence Power at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

Jonathan performs passionately in a variety of projects and concert programs.

Kristina Chalmovska

2nd Cello

Kristína was born in Bojnice, Slovakia. She has won many awards in her home country as well as internationally, including: Moscow International Slavic Music Festival, Talents of New Europe, Vivian Joseph Concerto Competition London, Sinfonima Stiftung Mannheim, London Symphony Orchestra Discovery Scheme, Bruno Schüller Stiftung. Recent performances include: Orfeo and Euridice in Palais Garnier Paris, concerts with the Il Pomo d`Oro orchestra in Bayreuth and Valencia, recitals with the pianist Paulina Maslanka, Kammerorchester Küsnacht and ZOE Kammerorchester.

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