The Hagen Quartet's current season builds on the success of the previous years. Following the triumph of their Beethoven cycle, and their internationally celebrated 30th anniversary season, "Salzburg's four world class strings" focus their renowned musicality on Mozart. A cycle of the 10 major quartets, spanning two seasons, brings them to the world's leading musical centers Tokyo, London, Hamburg, Vienna and Salzburg, to name just a few. The "most famous quartet's" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) rendition of the Mozart cycle has been described as "the purest musical universe" by the Kölnische Rundschau. The two poles of the major Schubert and Shostakovitch squartets form a further focal point of the ensemble's 2015-2016 season.