Playing string quartet is a matter close to the hearts of all four members of the NOGA QUARTET. Avishai Chameides had dreamt of playing viola in a string quartet since he was a child, but it was not until he had passed through the conservatories in Givatayim, Tel Aviv, Milan and Berlin that he finally found the three French musicians Simon Roturier, Lauriane Vernhes, and Joan Bachs. Together they founded the ensemble in 2009. The Noga Quartet took part in several competitions: Premio Borciani in 2014, the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2010 and 2013, the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, until winning the first prize at the renowned Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2015. The ensemble is regularly invited to perform in major concert halls and festivals all over Europe and Canada. The members of the Noga Quartet are regularly present on the Berlin concert scene – also as members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester. The ensemble’s approach – to develop a work from inside out in all of its details, and to immerse and abandon oneself to the music – leads to unique, finely explored interpretations. They studied as a quartet with members of the Alban Berg and Artemis Quartets, and they have attended a great number of masterclasses with leading figures of the string quartet world.