On October 13, 2017, we will open our 45th season! The Juilliard Quartet will start off our season, joining us once again. With a 70 year history of excellence, they have delighted our audiences several times over the years. This time they return with new cellist, Astrid Schween. Previously, she was a member of the Lark Quartet and had an active career as a chamber player, soloist, and teacher.
In addition to performing, all of the members of the quartet are dedicated teachers. The JSQ is the String Quartet in Residence at the Juilliard School and all of the quartet members are faculty members devoting time to teaching string and chamber music. Each May, the school hosts the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar where quartets receive intensive coaching from the JSQ. To find out more about the application process, check out this link – http://www.juilliard.edu/youth-adult-programs/summer-programs/juilliard-string-quartet-seminar It looks like applications are not yet open for the 2017 session but bookmark it and check back soon if you are interested.
Giving the average person an in-depth experience of quartet playing, in 2015, the quartet released the app “Juilliard String Quartet – An Exploration of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden”. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/juilliard-string-quartet-exploration/id958257688?mt=8
You can find out more about the Juilliard by reading our previous blog entry from when they were on our stage in December of 2014 – https://mtochambermusic.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/the-juilliard-quartet/ – or by going to their website – http://www.juilliardquartet.org/
Join us on October 13, 2016 to hear them live in Toronto with an evening of Beethoven and Bartok – http://music-toronto.com/