Now in its 16th season, the Attacca Quartet celebrates the timeless beauty of the string quartet for a broad audience, from sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to NPR’s far-reaching Tiny Desk concerts.
First Prize winner of the Seventh Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, top prize and Listeners’ Choice award recipient of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and Grand Prize winner of the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Attacca Quartet has received international acclaim and become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. It has served as The Juilliard School’s graduate resident string quartet and quartet-in-residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Texas State University.
The quartet recently completed The 68, a six-year performance project in New York City featuring Haydn’s complete string quartets. It is currently presenting two new series in the New York area: Recently Added, featuring string quartets by living composers, and Based on Beethoven, a project juxtaposing the complete Beethoven string quartets with new works from Recently Added. In the 2018–19 season it begins a series of Beethoven quartet cycles, including the historic Slee Beethoven Quartet Cycle series in Buffalo, New York, previously performed by the Budapest and Guarneri Quartets.
The quartet has released three critically acclaimed albums with Azica Records: Fellow Traveler: String Quartets of John Adams, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words (arranged by Andrew Yee), and Songlines: String Quartets of Michael Ippolito.
Upcoming engagements include a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Slee Beethoven Cycle, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, John Adams’s Absolute Jest with the Nagoya Philharmonic, and a recital at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as well as concerts throughout Japan, Europe, and North and South Americas.