Juilliard String Quartet

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigour, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Over its 75 years of existence the quartet has grown to an American legend and institution.

The Juilliard String Quartet became the first classical music ensemble to receive a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2011.

In the past season, the Juilliard String Quartet has performed amongst others in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, London, Oslo, Athens, Vancouver, Toronto and New York, with many re-engagements all over the USA. The season has also introduced newly commissioned string quartets by the composers Lembit Beecher, Jesse Jones and Richard Wernick. After invitations to the biennale in Amsterdam and the Vienna Musikverein in January 2020 the Juilliard String Quartet will perform in Europe again in the end of the year, amongst others in Oxford and again in Amsterdam. Also in the upcoming season it will premiere two newly commissioned string quartets by Jörg Widmann.

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Members

Areta Zhulla | violin
Ronald Copes | violin
Roger Tapping | viola
Astrid Schween | violoncello

Projects

For its 75th Anniversary Season in 2021/2022 the Juilliard String Quartet has imagined a rich feast of programmes. In its decades of international touring and award-winning recordings, the quartet has continued to honor the distinctive mission established by their founding members “to play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new”. In this spirit they offer three beautiful programmes that bring together a treasure trove of favourite masterpieces with major works by Elliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux and Jörg Widmann in whose creation the quartet has played a special part.

Watch and Listen

Juilliard String Quartet first violinist, Areta Zhulla, discusses the history of the quartet and the programme of their Thessaloniki Concert Hall performance in January 2019

YAMAHA HALL Tokyo | October 24, 2018 | Bartók: String Quartet No. 3

Reviews

Certainly the ensemble’s famed rhythmic precision and keen feeling for instrumental balance remains firmly in place, as does its ability to “play hard” without any unpleasant roughness of tone, but Zhulla also brought to her solos, especially in the slow movement of the “American” Quartet, a welcome degree of passion and spontaneity too. It sounds like she’ll make a fine addition to the team. Classics Today | David Hurwitz | New York | November 19, 2018

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigour, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Over its 75 years of existence the quartet has grown to an American legend and institution.

read more

The Juilliard String Quartet became the first classical music ensemble to receive a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2011.

In the past season, the Juilliard String Quartet has performed amongst others in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, London, Oslo, Athens, Vancouver, Toronto and New York, with many re-engagements all over the USA. The season has also introduced newly commissioned string quartets by the composers Lembit Beecher, Jesse Jones and Richard Wernick. After invitations to the biennale in Amsterdam and the Vienna Musikverein in January 2020 the Juilliard String Quartet will perform in Europe again in the end of the year, amongst others in Oxford and again in Amsterdam. Also in the upcoming season it will premiere two newly commissioned string quartets by Jörg Widmann.

Members

Areta Zhulla | violin
Ronald Copes | violin
Roger Tapping | viola
Astrid Schween | violoncello

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