Juilliard String Quartet
Fri, March 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College
Jacob and Naomi Stucki Memorial Concert
The Juilliard String Quartet has a longstanding tradition of excellence since their founding in 1946. With recordings of virtually the entire string quartet literature, the Quartet’s discography is among the most extensive in history.
The ensemble has received numerous Grammy awards for its recordings. In the five decades of its association with The Juilliard School, the quartet has trained some of the world’s foremost ensembles including the American, Concord, Emerson, LaSalle, Shanghai, St. Lawrence, Tokyo, and Whitman String Quartets.
In their own words
“I think there’s no question that the string quartet will remain relevant,” says violinist Joseph Lin. “It’s such a versatile ensemble, there are so many fine young string quartets out there wanting to play the tradition of great repertoire, but also putting the string quartet out there in new ways to playing new music.
“I think that audiences appreciate it, composers know that writing for the string quartet is in some ways an ultimate test of their ability. I think the quartet as a medium of musical and artistic expression will continue to stay very relevant.”