The Parker Quartet formed in 2002. In a relatively short period of time, they have established themselves as an important quartet for their generation.
The Parker Quartet includes Daniel Chong (violin), Ying Xue (violin), Jessica Bodner (viola), and Kee-Hyun Kim (cello). All of them are graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music. From 2006 to 2008, they took part in the Professional String Quartet Training Program of the New England Conservatory. Winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Cleveland Quartet Award, and several other international awards, they have toured across the U.S. and Europe. The Parker Quartet has recorded and released three CDs, including György Ligeti’s complete works for string quartet which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
From 2008 to 2010 the Parker was the Quartet-in-Residence with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. They were also the first Artists-in-Residence with Minnesota Public Radio in 2010. They are currently the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of South Carolina where they coach, teach master classes, give informance programs at local high schools and perform for both the general public. On March 29, 2014, high school students will have the chance to work with the Parker as part of University of South Carolina’s Chamber Music Day and Competition. http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/ensembles/chamber_music/chamber_music_day.php
To read more about the Parker, visit their website at http://www.parkerquartet.com/ and join us on April 10th to hear them live!