Miró Quartet

the Miro Quartet pose with their instruments
Faculty String Quartet in Residence

About the Quartet

The Miró Quartet has served as the quartet in residence at the Butler School of Music since 2003.

The quartet is one of America’s most celebrated string quartets, having performed throughout the world on the most prestigious concert stages. For twenty-five years the Miró has performed a wide range of repertoire that pays homage to the legacy of the string quartet while looking forward to the future of chamber music by commissioning new works and collaborating with some of today’s most important artists. Based in Austin, TX, and thriving on the area’s storied music scene, the Miró takes pride in finding new ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds. Committed to music education, members of the Quartet have given master classes at universities and conservatories throughout the world.

Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet has been awarded first prize at several competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Naumburg Chamber Music Competition; and in 2005, became the first ensemble ever to be awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant. The Miró is quartet-in-residence at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, OR and Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival in Washington State. The Miró Quartet took its name and its inspiration from the Spanish artist Joan Miró, whose Surrealist works — with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory, dreams, and imaginative fantasy — are some of the most groundbreaking, influential, and admired of the 20th century.

In addition to teaching applied lessons and coaching chamber music, the Miró Quartet mentors the Young Professional String Quartet as part of an elite residency that includes private instruction, performance opportunities, and comprehensive guidance on career performance. 

 

Learn About the Young Professional String Quartet

 


 

Daniel Ching with his violin

Daniel Ching
violin 

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William with his violin

William Fedkenheuer
violin 

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John Largess with his viola

John Largess
viola

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Joshua Gindele with his cello

Joshua Gindele
cello

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Watch

Cavatina from String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130-133
by Ludwig van Beethoven 
excerpt

Bates Recital Hall
Austin, TX

 

Upcoming Performances

Miró Quartet

Four mean wearing jeans blue jackets stand in an opulent living room holding their string instruments.
Event Status
Scheduled
Jan. 28, 2022, 7:30 - 9 pm
Featuring Karen Slack, soprano

Music for string quartet and voice

Program To Be Announced