The Klever Quartet is a bright professional collective founded by the graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory Igor Botvin.

  • In 2014, the quartet together with singer Svetlana Surganova recorded the album "Playing Classics". The presentation of the program with the same name was held in more than 50 cities of Russia.
  • In 2015, the Klever Quartet in collaboration with Murat Kabardokov recorded the album "Songs without Words", consisting of Murat's original compositions. The presentation of the CD took place at the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic, the Moscow International House of Music and the Nalchik Musical Theater.
  • In 2016, the Klever Quartet performed in more than 10 US cities. For a series of concerts, all musicians were awarded a "Certificate of Recognition" from the Ministry of Culture of California and the State of Texas.
  • In 2018, the musicians together with Murat Kabardokov released the second disc - "Solo, Duo, Quintetto" and a disc with music by Japanese composer Tarumi Kadzunori "Night Stories"

In addition to modern academic music, the Klever Quartet recorded music for performances, ballets, as well as many modern films, including participants of the Shanghai and Berlin Film Festivals.

- Winner of the second prize of the VII International Leopold Auer Competition 2020

- Winner of the first prize of the first international competition named afterRudolf Barshay 2020.

- The quartet represented Russia at the prestigious Vibre String Quartet Festival in Bordeaux, France 2022.

- Winner of the first prize and Best interpretation award of the First OneSong Competition String Quartet Taipei, Taiwan 2023

- The quartet performed of the opening of the Russian House in Madrid, where it was celebrated by Queen Sofia of Spain.

The quartet's performances were highly appreciated by such musicians as Veronika Hagen (Hagen Quartet), Gabriel Le Magadure (Ebène Quartet), Momo Kodama and others.

Since foundation the quartet has been constantly improving its professional skills and also bringing Western trends of modern quartet performance to St. Petersburg conservative school of chamber Ensemble.