Members of the Juilliard String Quartet

Members of the Juilliard String Quartet

Sunday, March 20, 2022 · 3:00 pm

Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

The Jacob and Naomi Stucki Memorial Concert

Past Event

The Juilliard String Quartet program previously announced has been changed due to the death of the quartet’s violist, Roger Tapping. The Quartet will honor Roger’s memory with a program of string trio and piano quartet repertoire featuring pianist Gloria Chien.

A Message from the Juilliard String Quartet:

"We are heartbroken to have lost our beloved colleague and friend Roger Tapping. One of the most passionate and celebrated chamber musicians of his generation, Roger was adored by students, colleagues, and audiences around the world. His love for performing and teaching radiated from his very being and deeply touched all who knew him.

"We will continue to be inspired by his unstoppable energy and zeal, qualities that he brought to all his musical collaborations. Our daily quartet rehearsals were elevated by Roger’s love for playing string quartets together. The pleasure he derived from music-making was palpable and inspiring, not just for those of us who were his colleagues, but for the generations of young musicians who were fortunate enough to have known and worked with him. This concert is dedicated to his memory."

About the Juilliard String Quartet

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world.

Founded in 1946 and hailed by the Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the ensemble draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works, a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. The 2021-2022 season marks the 75th anniversary of the Juilliard String Quartet.

Adding to its celebrated discography, an album of works by Beethoven, Bartók, and Dvořák was released by Sony Classical in April 2021 to critical acclaim. Additionally, Sony Masterworks released a JSQ catalog release (The Early Recordings) in May 2021. In the fall of 2018, the JSQ released an album on Sony featuring the world premiere recording of Mario Davidovsky’s Fragments (2016), together with Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 95 and Bartók’s Quartet No. 1.

Additionally, Sony Classical’s 2014 reissue of the Juilliard Quartet’s landmark recordings of the first four Elliott Carter String Quartets along with the 2013 recording of Carter’s fifth quartet traces a remarkable period in the evolution of both the composer and the ensemble. The quartet’s recordings of the Bartók and Schoenberg Quartets, as well as those of Debussy, Ravel and Beethoven, have won Grammy Awards, and in 2011 the JSQ became the first classical music ensemble to receive a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

About Gloria Chien

Taiwanese-born pianist Gloria Chien has one of the most diverse musical lives as a noted performer, concert presenter, and educator. She was selected by the Boston Globe as one of its Superior Pianists of the year, “... who appears to excel in everything.” She made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In recent seasons she has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in venues all over the world.


MOZART Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493
PENDERECKI Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
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