It Received the Katowice Province Governor Artistic Award (1988), the Stanisław Wyspiański Award for Young Artists (1990) and the Katowice Mayor Artistic Award (1992). In 1996 , 1998, 2005 the ensemble received the Polish "Fryderyk" Awards for CDs featuring works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Witold Lutosławski, Karol Szymanowski and Chausson, the Warsaw Autumn Music Award "Orfeusz" (2002), "CD of the year 2005" award - Hi-Fi Muzyka Magazine (Republique) The Silesian Quartet has given over 1000 concerts attracting enthusiastic critical response in many European countries, as well as the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Hong Kong. It has appeared at some of the world´s most prestigious concert venues including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Vredenburg in Utrecht, De Unie in Rotterdam, De Singel in Antwerp, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Merkin Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York and Jordan Hall in Boston. The Silesian Quartet also worked with radio stations in Germany (RIAS, SFB, WDR), Holland (NOS), Greece and the Czech Republic.
The ensemble regularly records for Polish Radio and TV. It has recorded, for various labels, complete string quartets by Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Panufnik and Aleksander Tansman. Other successful recordings include works by Johannes Brahms, Zygmunt Krauze, Witold Lutosławski, Witold Szalonek, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ernest Chausson, Krzysztof Penderecki, Juliusz Zarębski, Grzegorz Ciechowski (EMI Music) etc. The groupe performed with among others: Dimitri Ashkenazy, Andrzej Bauer, Eduard Brunner, Bruno Canino, Martin Frost, Stefan Kamasa, Jadwiga Kotnowska, Eugeniusz Knapik, Karri Krikku, Waldemar Malicki, Jerzy Marchwinski, Janusz Olejniczak, Piotr Plawner, Ewa Pobłocka, Ewa Podles, Jadwiga Rappe, Hokan Rosengren, Jan Stanienda, Hary Sparnay, Wojciech Switala, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Krystian Zimerman. In 1993, the Silesian Quartet launched an annual chamber music festival in Palace Rybna (since 2004 in Radio Katowice) held under the motto "Silesian Quartet and its guests". Since 2005, the Self-Government of Gliwice has become the patron of The Silesian String Quartet and the Music Theatre of Gliwice has become its partner.
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