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.”
“It is unusual for members of a top-notch professional string quartet to devote such time in sharing their ability to see the beauty in music. You are not mere professionals but true teachers who lead us out of ourselves into something new.”
“I am still thinking about the wonderful week at KentMusic. I feel so lucky to be able to delve into this extraordinary music and study it with such a marvelous group of coaches.”
“The Manhattan Quartet truly stands apart due to your love for teaching and strong desire to further the tradition of string quartet playing.”
“The richness of the experience was incomparable. I hesitate to call it a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ because I am counting on an encore tour and many more quartet experiences in the future. Thank you for the opportunity of witnessing once again your world-class musicianship and artistry.”
RAVEL IN SEVILLE 2023
The Manhattan String Quartet’s 21st annual ‘cultural expedition’.
Please join us in Seville, Spain as we explore Maurice Ravel’s unique String Quartet through the fascinating, multi-cultural lens of Andalucia.