The Juilliard String Quartet just wrapped up an exciting and acclaimed fall highlighted by Areta Zhulla’s debut as first violinist, alongside violinist Ronald Copes, violist Roger Tapping, and cellist Astrid Schween.
In September, the quartet gave the world premiere of Lembit Beecher’s One Hundred Years Grows Shorter Over Time, commissioned for the JSQ in honor of the 100th anniversary of South Mountain Concerts. And in October, they toured Asia visiting cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.
In January they return to Europe for two concerts at Wigmore Hall with further dates including Copenhagen, The Hague, Oslo, Leiden, and elsewhere. In North America, 2019 engagements include Buffalo, Detroit, Vancouver, and the Kennedy Center and a special collaboration with pianist Marc-André Hamelin at the 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Music Toronto.
Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat major, K. 458 “The Hunt”
Britten: String Quartet No. 3 in G major, Op. 94*
Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Kurtág: 6 Moments Musicaux, Op. 44*
Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
*Britten & Kurtag can be replaced by Dutilleux: Ainsi la Nuit
Juilliard String Quartet performs Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, “American”; II, LIVE at WQXR’s Greene Space. Watch the first movement of Beethoven Op. 18, No. 3 here.