Welcome to the Manhattan String Quartet

Hailed by the Boston Globe as “a national treasure,” the MANHATTAN STRING QUARTET is celebrating its 51st season. Well known for their performances of 20th-century “classics,” the Manhattan Quartet has established a significant international reputation with regular concert appearances throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. After a series of concerts in Moscow and Leningrad in the fall of 1985, the Quartet became the first American classical ensemble to give a full tour of the Soviet Union under that era’s new cultural agreement. Their first sold-out series of performances in 1986 was followed by an equally successful tour in 1989. In 2005, the Quartet made its first tour of Asia and played to sold-out houses in Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan. Notable among its many recordings is the complete cycle of 15 Shostakovich string quartets that TIME Magazine called “One of the most important musical events of 1991.”

Celebrating our 51st Season


These world-class musical instruction seminars take place at once in a lifetime travel destinations.


Explore the wonders of classical music from Bach to Mozart with simple and enjoyable teaching styles.


We welcome everyone to experience the very best works of classical music.


Our residencies provide participants with a period of focused time to concentrate on personal artistic development and work towards a specific project of their own choosing.

Meet the Quartet

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