Praised by The Strad for encompassing “maturity beyond its members’ years,” the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. As stated by The Washington Post “Mastery like this is scarce enough in quartets that have played together for decades”.
Touring extensively in the United States, recent and upcoming highlights include Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, Wolf Trap, Carolina Performing Arts, Chamber Music Detroit, and a residency at the National Sawdust, Brooklyn. This season, they also make their debut appearing in the New York Philharmonic’s newly announced Nightcap series and will perform a series of Beethoven String Quartet cycles both at the historic University at Buffalo’s Slee Beethoven Quartet Cycle series, and at the New York and Trinity Lutheran Church, Manhattan, where they have a longstanding partnership. Outside of the US, recent performances include Gothenburg Konserthuset, Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao and tours to Japan, Central and South America: they will return to the latter in summer 2019 for dates in Peru and Chile. In addition, the Quartet have performed John Adams’ Absolute Jest with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya and Orquesta Nacional de España, under the baton of the composer, and with Marin Alsop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
Passionate advocates of contemporary repertoire, the quartet are dedicated to presenting and recording new works. Their next recording project will feature string quartet works by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. Previous recordings include three critically acclaimed albums with Azica Records, including a disc of Michael Ippolito’s string quartets, and the complete works for string quartet by John Adams.
“They may be a relatively young ensemble, but already they come very close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal…Mastery like this is scarce enough in quartets that have played together for decades.”
The Washington Post
“exuberant, funky and…more exactingly nuanced.”
The New York Times
“The Attacca Quartet enthralled a standing-room-only crowd.”
“the opening work on the recording [shows]…the Attacca Quartet’s superlative technical and artistic execution.”
“They are rollicking, raucous, and highly rhythmic and the perfect demonstration of the quartet’s ability to be precise.”
“…Seeing the Attacca Quartet’s incredible performance of his music. Three cheers to them for capturing the multiplicity of personalities embedded in Adams’ music.”
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