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Juilliard Quartet

Overview

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946, and widely known as “the quintessential American string quartet,” 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.

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).

The 2018-19 season will include 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 Lembit Beecher, and some piano quintet collaborations with Marc-André Hamelin. 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.

"The Juilliard players meticulously balanced their sharply drawn individual voices — including Mr. Rhodes’s velvet-tone viola and the gravelly cello of Mr. Krosnick — with a clear common purpose."

-The New York Times

Juilliard Quartet w/ Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Program

Beethoven: Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Beecher: Quartet [Philadelphia Premiere]
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

Pre-concert lecture w/ Truman Bullard at 1:45 pm

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
MacMillan: Quartet No. 2, "Why is This Night Different?" [Philadelphia Premiere]
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 1:45 PM with Jonathan Coopersmith

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mendelssohn: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Davidovsky: Fragments, String Quartet No. 6 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 w/ Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 1:45 PM with James Primosch.

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Samuel Rhodes, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schubert: String Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, Quartettsatz
Carter: Quartet No. 1
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”
Wernick: Quartet No. 9 [World Premiere - PCMS Commission]
Debussy: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with James Primosch

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5
Ran: Quartet No. 2, Vistas
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Berg: Quartet, Op. 3
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Beethoven: Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Jones: Quartet No. 3, Whereof man cannot speak [Philadelphia Premiere]
Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Ricardo Morales, clarinet

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bach: Contrapunctus I-IV from Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Webern: Five Movements, Op. 5
BergLyrische Suite
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Roger Tapping, viola

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Rhodes: Quintet for Strings
Mozart: Quintet in D Major, K. 593

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131
Beethoven: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Quartet
Janacek: Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Mozart: Quartet in A Major, K. 464

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Juilliard Quartet; Hiroko Yajima, violin; John Dalley, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello

Date: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op, 54, No. 1
Martino: Quartet No. 5 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Ricardo Morales, clarinet

Date: Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 3:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 20, No. 6, Hob. III: 36
Bartók: String Quartet No. 5
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schumann: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Davidovsky: String Quartet No. 5, “Dank an Opus 132” [Philadelphia Premiere]
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor, D. 804, “Rosamunde”
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Elizabeth Hainen, harp

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12
M. Wagner:  Pan Journal: Quintet for Harp and Strings [World Premiere/PCMS Commission]
Ravel:  String Quartet in F Major

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 8:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, Hob. III:32
Wernick: String Quartet No. 7  [World Premiere]
Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Ricardo Morales, clarinet

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Verdi: String Quartet in E Minor
Carter: String Quartet No. 2
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6, Hob. III:80
Shostakovich: String Quartet in B-flat Minor, Op. 138
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Bartók: Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Bartók: Quartet No.

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: Quartet in E-­flat Major, K. 428
Bartók: Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonant”

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Friday, March 31, 2006 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Schubert: Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, “Quartettsatz”
Vií±ao: Quartet No. 2, “The Loss and the Silence” [Philadelphia Premiere]
Brahms: Quartet in B­-flat Major, Op. 6

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Friday, October 14, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K. 387
Bartók: Quartet No. 5
Beethoven: Quartet in C-­sharp Minor, Op. 131

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Schubert: String Trio in B­-flat Major, D. 471
Wolf: Quartet in D Minor
Mozart: Quartet in D Major, K. 499, “Hoffmeister”

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Heinz Holliger, oboe

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schubert: String Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, “Quartettsatz”
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Carter: Oboe Quartet
DvoÅ™ák: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179, “American”

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Juilliard Quartet w/ William Purvis, horn

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575
Wernick: Quintet for Horn and Strings [Philadelphia Premiere]
DvoÅ™ák: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 61, B. 121

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Friday, February 21, 2003 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Quartet in B-lat Major, K. 458, “Hunt”
Schuller: Quartet No. 4 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2002 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589
Shapey: String Quartet No. 10 [World Premiere/PCMS Commission]
Schubert: String Quartet in G Major, D. 887

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2001 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Bartók: String Quartet No. 6, Op. 114
Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Friday, October 15, 1999 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Hob. III:77, “Emperor”
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
Beethoven: String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Carter: String Quartet No. 5
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Tuesday, January 20, 1998 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Copland: Three Pieces for String Quartet
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Thursday, February 27, 1997 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5, Hob. III:79
Hindemith: String Quartet No. 7 in E-flat Major
Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51 No. 2

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Benita Valente, soprano

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 1996 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: String Quartet in G Major, K. 387
Wernick: String Quartet No. 5 for Soprano and Strings, Dedicated to the memory of Yitzhak Rabin: 1922-1995 [World Premiere/PCMS Commission]
Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Friday, March 10, 1995 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Hindemith: String Quartet No. 5, Op. 32
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
Beethoven: String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky”

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 1993 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5, Hob. III:48, “Dream”
Imbrie: String Quartet No. 5
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

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Juilliard Quartet w/ Benita Valente, soprano

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 1992 - 8:00 PM

Location: Port of History Museum,

Harbison: The Rewaking, for String Quartet and Soprano
Ginastera: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 40
Brahms: String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Monday, October 28, 1991 - 8:00 PM

Location: Port of History Museum,

Arriage: String Quartet in D Minor
Brahms: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67
Bartók: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 1991 - 8:00 PM

Location: Port of History Museum,

Mozart: String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Webern: Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9
Schubert: String Quartet in G Major, D. 887

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Thursday, October 26, 1989 - 8:00 PM

Location: Port of History Museum,

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Wolpe: String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 1988 - 8:00 PM

Location: Port of History Museum,

Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1, Hob. III:81
Janáček String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with the GroíŸe Fuge, Op. 133

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Sunday, May 22, 1988 - 3:00 PM

Location: Port of History Museum,

Haydn: String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1, Hob. III:37
Schuller: String Quartet No. 1
Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

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Juilliard Quartet

Date: Monday, January 12, 1987 - 8:00 PM

Location: Port of History Museum,

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
DvoÅ™ák: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 61, B. 121

The New York Times

“The Juilliard players meticulously balanced their sharply drawn individual voices — including Mr. Rhodes’s velvet-tone viola and the gravelly cello of Mr. Krosnick — with a clear common purpose.”

Seattle Times

“It is a character marked by high-octane verve, yet never lacking in subtlety or warmth.”

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