Founded in 2002, the Pavel Haas Quartet is one of the leading Czech chamber ensembles. The quartet has received the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and has won numerous international awards, including several Gramophone Awards. It is part of the long tradition of excellence of the string quartet in the Czech Republic and has already made numerous reference recordings exclusively for Supraphon.
The October 2019 recording of Shostakovich's Quartets Nos. 2, 7, and 8 received the Record of the Week award by Europadisc, was named "Recording of the Week" by Presto Classical, "Recording of the Year" by Classic Prague Award, and was included in the list of the top 100 recordings of the year by the British newspaper The Times.
From September 2022, the Pavel Haas Quartet has become the Artist-in-Residence of the Dvořák Prague Festival. In particular, it will program all chamber music concerts of the festival for three seasons.
In 2016, violist Pavel Nikl, a founding member of the Pavel Haas Quartet, left the ensemble to devote himself to teaching, but he continues to work closely with his friends, with whom he performs regularly in concert, as well as with many other musicians.