Artist photo of Asasello-Quartett - Violin, Viola, Cello

Rostislav Kozhevnikov, Violin
Barbara Streil, Violin
Justyna Śliwa, Viola
Teemu Myöhänen, Cello

In the musical activities of the Asasello-Quartett, classical training and the avant-garde combine seamlessly. The ensemble brings its eclectic repertoire to interdisciplinary collaborations with dance and theater companies. As an event organizer, the quartet is advancing its supreme discipline into the 21st century and is currently working to foster dialogue between the East and West.

Notable for its consistent commitment and quality, the Asasello-Quartett has garnered numerous awards. Longstanding collaboration with private foundations and public cultural institutions has enabled the ensemble to realize its creative ideas continuously for many years. The Asasello-Quartett is a regular guest at renowned international festivals and concert venues. Moreover, the quartet’s recording projects have been met with international acclaim, earning esteemed awards such as German Record Critic’s Award and Grammophone Editor’s Choice. The Asasello-Quartett’s most notable mentors include renowned artists such as Walter Levin, the Alban Berg Quartett and Chaim Taub.

Asasello-Quartett was founded 2000 in Basel and has been based in Cologne since 2004. The members are Rostislav Kozhevnikov from Russia, Barbara Streil from Switzerland, Justyna Sliwa from Poland, and Teemu Myöhänen from Finland.

The name Asasello (Eng. Azazello) is a nod to a character in Mikhail Bulgakov’s cult novel The Master and Margarita.

Photography: Wolfgang Burat

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Asasello-Quartett

CD album cover 'Shostakovich String Quartets 7–13' (GEN 23826) with Asasello-Quartett

Shostakovich String Quartets 7–13

Werke von Dmitri Dmitrijewitsch Schostakowitsch

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello

GEN 23826  –  3.11.2023

CD album cover 'Sterne steigen dort…' (GEN 23837) with Asasello-Quartett, E-MEX-Ensemble, Christiane Oelze

Sterne steigen dort…

Porträt der Komponistin Albert Maria Herz

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello
Christiane Oelze Soprano

GEN 23837  –  7.7.2023

CD album cover 'Schwarze Messe' (GEN 22745) with Asasello-Quartett

Schwarze Messe

Werke von Lourié, Staude, Scriabin und Wyschnegradsky

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello

GEN 22745  –  1.4.2022

CD album cover 'Insights to-morrow' (GEN 20639) with Asasello-Quartett

Insights to-morrow

Werke von Viera Janárceková, Márton Illés und Lisa Streich

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello

GEN 20639  –  10.1.2020

CD album cover 'Insights' (GEN 16429) with Asasello-Quartett, Eva Resch


Die Streichquartette von Arnold Schönberg

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello
Eva Resch Soprano

GEN 16429  –  8.7.2016

CD album cover 'Marmarai' (GEN 14298) with Asasello-Quartett


Werke von Atac Sezer, Matthias Pinscher und
A. Adnan Saygun

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello

GEN 14298  –  7.2.2014

CD album cover 'Echtzeit' (GEN 13292) with Asasello-Quartett


Werke von Michael Jarrell, Conlon Nancarrow und Rolf Riehm

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello

GEN 13292  –  4.10.2013

CD album cover 'Paysages' (GEN 13293d) with Asasello-Quartett


Werke von L. v. Beethoven, E. Bloch, A. Gryka, H. Marti, S. Newski, M. Pintscher, K. Szymanowski und S. Tanejew

Asasello-Quartett Violin, Viola, Cello

** digital release **

GEN 13293d  –  2.1.2013