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String Quartet Play & Talk
Juilliard String Quartet

June 22, 8pm, Linde Center Studio E


TLI Talk: The String Quartet
Multimedia Presentation

June 24, 3pm, Linde Center Studio E


Table Talk Dinner
With current and former members of members of the Juilliard String Quartet, TMC Faculty, and Fellows

June 24, 5:45pm, Cindy’s Café


Master Class led by Master Class led by current and former members of the Juilliard String Quartet the Juilliard String Quartet
TMC String Quartets

June 24, 7:30pm, Linde Center Studio E


Master Class led by Master Class led by current and former members of the Juilliard String Quartet the Juilliard String Quartet
TMC String Quartets

June 25, 7pm, Linde Center Studio E
Please note the early start time.


Master Class led by Master Class led by current and former members of the Juilliard String Quartet the Juilliard String Quartet
TMC String Quartets

June 26, 7pm, Linde Center Studio E
Please note the early start time.


String Quartet Marathon Concert
TMC String Quartets

June 29, 10am, Ozawa Hall


String Quartet Marathon Concert
TMC String Quartets

June 29, 2:30pm, Ozawa Hall


String Quartet Marathon Concert
TMC String Quartets

June 30, 2:30pm, Ozawa Hall

Areta Zhulla, violin
Ronald Copes, violin
Roger Tapping, viola
Astrid Schween, cello

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 Juilliard 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. Each performance of the Juilliard Quartet is a unique experience, bringing together the four members’ profound understanding, total commitment, and unceasing curiosity in sharing the wonders of the string quartet literature.

Ms. Areta Zhulla joins the Juilliard Quartet as first violinist beginning this 2018-19 season which includes concerts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, London, Oslo, Athens, Vancouver, Toronto and New York, with many return engagements all over the USA. The season will also introduce a newly commissioned String Quartet by the wonderful young composer, Lembit Beecher, and some piano quintet collaborations with the celebrated Marc-André Hamelin.

Having recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, the Juilliard String Quartet marked the 2017-18 season with return appearances in Seattle, Santa Barbara, Pasadena, Memphis, Raleigh, Houston, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. It continued its acclaimed annual performances in Detroit and Philadelphia, along with numerous concerts at home in New York City, including appearances at Lincoln Center and Town Hall. Adding to its celebrated discography, the JSQ released a new album featuring the world premiere recording of Mario
Davidovsky’s Fragments (2016), together with Beethoven Quartet Op. 95 and Bartók Quartet No. 1, which will shortly be issued on the SONY label. Highlights of concert programming throughout the 2017-18 season included other visionary works by Beethoven, Bartók, and Dvořák, as well as James MacMillan’s haunting and evocative Quartet No. 2, Why Is This Night Different? (1998).

Celebrating one of the great collaborative relationships in American music, Sony Classical’s reissue of the Juilliard Quartet’s landmark recordings of the first four Elliott Carter String Quartets, together with the 2013 recording of the Carter Quartet No. 5, 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.

Devoted master teachers, the members of the Juilliard String Quartet offer classes and open rehearsals when on tour. The JSQ is string quartet in residence at Juilliard and its members are all sought-after teachers on the string and chamber music faculties. Each May, they host the five-day internationally recognized Juilliard String Quartet Seminar. During the summer, the JSQ works closely on string quartet repertoire with students at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Norman Fischer, cello

Norman Fischer has performed on five continents and in 49 of the 50 United States. After completing his cello studies with Richard Kapuscinski, Claus Adam, and Bernard Greenhouse, he first graced the international concert stage as cellist with the Concord String Quartet, a group that won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, an Emmy, and several Grammy nominations, and recorded over 40 works on RCA Red Seal, Vox, Nonesuch, Turnabout and CRI. The New York Times recently said, "During its 16 years, the supervirtuosic Concord String Quartet championed contemporary work while staying rooted in the Western tradition."

A devoted teacher and mentor to young players, Mr. Fischer has been on the faculty of Dartmouth College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and is currently Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Violoncello and Coordinator of Chamber Music at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Since 1995, Mr. Fischer has been a member of the Faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center, where he holds the position of Coordinator of Chamber Music.

Andrew W. Jennings, violin

Naumburg-Award-winning violinist Andrew Jennings has achieved international acclaim as both a performer and a teacher. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared in virtually every state and province in the U.S. and Canada as well as most of the major cities of Europe. He can be heard on recordings for RCA, Nonesuch, Vox, Turnabout, CRI, Danacord, Crystal and MMO and these recordings have twice received Grammy recognition. Television appearances both here and abroad have also received numerous awards including an Emmy.

His chamber music career has included a sixteen-year tenure with the acclaimed Concord String Quartet as well as the Gabrielli Trio and his current membership in the Concord Trio. As a leading exponent of new music he has given nearly three-hundred premiere performances as well as acclaimed surveys of the complete chamber and duo works of Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Ives, Brahms, Rochberg, Bartók, and others. His primary teachers were Pamela Gearhart, Alexander Schneider, and Ivan Galamian and his chamber music studies were with the Juilliard and Budapest String Quartets.

Joseph Lin, violin

An active solo and chamber musician, Joseph Lin has performed at such venues as Symphony Hall in Boston, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Town Hall in Auckland. He has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Taiwan National Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Ukraine National Philharmonic. His regular festival appearances include Marlboro, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and the Tucson Winter Festival.

Lin was first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet from 2011 to 2018 before stepping down to devote more time to his four young children. He continues on the faculty at Juilliard, where he teaches violin and chamber music. From 2007 to 2011, he was an assistant professor at Cornell University. There, he organized the inaugural Chinese Musicians Residency in 2009. The following year, Mr. Lin led a project with Cornell composers to study the violin Sonatas and Partitas of Bach, and to create new music inspired by Bach. This culminated in a series of concerts in the spring premiering the new works alongside Bach's Sonatas and Partitas.

Samuel Rhodes, viola

Violist Samuel Rhodes was a member of the Juilliard String Quartet for more than 40 years, and 2019 marks his 50th year on faculty at The Juilliard School where he currently serves as chair of the viola department. He has served on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center, and has been a participant in the Marlboro Festival since 1960. Rhodes has appeared as a guest artist with many ensembles including the Beaux Arts and Mannes Trios and with the American, Brentano, Cleveland, Galimir, Guarneri, Pro-Arte, Mendelssohn and Sequoia String Quartets.

Mr. Rhodes received his instrumental training from Sydney Beck and Walter Trampler. He has a B.A. from Queens College, New York and an M.F.A. from Princeton University where he studied composition with Roger Sessions and Earl Kim.