Attacca Quartet 7:30pm, Friday, November 10, 2017

Praised by The Strad as “stunning” and for possessing “a musical maturity far beyond its members’ years,” the Attacca Quartet is currently celebrating its 15th season. From sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to National Public Radio’s far reaching Tiny Desk Concerts, the Attacca Quartet celebrates the timeless beauty of the string quartet for a broad audience and this sublime art form. First prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, top prize and Listeners’ Choice award recipients of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and Grand Prize Winners of the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Attacca Quartet has received international acclaim and become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. They have served as Juilliard’s Graduate Resident String Quartet, the Quartet in Residence at the Metropolitan

Museum of Art, and the Quartet in Residence at Texas State University. The Quartet recently completed The 68, a six year performance project in New York City featuring the complete string quartets of Franz Joseph Haydn. They are currently producing two new series in the New York area: Recently Added at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust featuring the complete string quartets of living composers, and Based on Beethoven a project juxtaposing the complete Beethoven string quartets with new works from Recently Added. The Attacca Quartet has released three critically acclaimed albums with Azica Records: Fellow Traveler: String Quartets of John Adams, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words (arranged by Andrew Yee) and Songlines: String Quartets of Michael Ippolito.

“Stunning…a demonstration of a musical maturity far beyond its members’ years” The Strad

“We’re living in a golden age of string quartets…It’s hard to disagree when you hear the vibrant young players in New York’s Attacca Quartet.”  NPR Music

“They may be a relatively young ensemble, but already they come very close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal: four strikingly individual players with the ability to speak eloquently in one voice…Mastery like this is scarce enough in quartets that have played together for decades.” The Washington Post

“Exuberant, funky and… exactingly nuanced.” The New York Times

 

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