In 2020, the Janáček Quartet launches a brand new cycle of chamber concerts, in which it also welcomes guests from the ranks of chamber ensembles and soloists. Four concerts of this cycle are planned to take place in the newly reconstructed Janáček Hall of the Brno Conservatory. The opening concert of the cycle is dedicated to the founding member of the quartet Jiří Kratochvíl, who died on 3 January 2020.
A cycle of concerts of the Janáček Quartet in 2020 will introduce listeners, apart from its own concerts, to the Stamic Quartet, Ivo Kahánek, Irvin Venyš and Martin Opršál. In addition to canonical compositions of quartet literature such as the 2nd String Quartet by Bedřich Smetana or Leoš Janáček, there will be some less known, but all the more remarkable works such as Octet for Strings in C major, Op. 7 by George Enescu, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Piano Quintet in E major or Janáček's Mládí [Youth] for string quartet, re-arranged by contemporary Czech composer Kryštof Mařatka. The opening concert of the cycle will take place on 14 January 2020 and will be dedicated to the founding member of the quartet Jiří Kratochvíl, who died on 3 January 2020 at the age of 95.