Every two years, one advanced pre-professional ensemble is selected for a two-year residency with the Miró Quartet. The chosen quartet receives weekly instruction and private study with members of the Miró Quartet, performs with the Symphony Orchestra or the New Music Ensemble on a rotational basis, and receives comprehensive guidance in career management.
The students act as the assistants to the Miró Quartet, and receive the equivalent of full scholarship plus an additional stipend. There is also a special project fund available to fund approved career activities for the group.
the group typically maintains a busy performance schedule, including two recitals at the Butler School each year: one in the Fall and one in the Spring.
Meet the 2021-23 Young Professional String Quartet
Based in South Korea, Risus Quartet comes to Austin as the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence beginning in Fall of 2021. The group received the Gold Medal and Grand Prize in the 2021 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Haeni Lee, violin
Jieun Yoo, violin
Mary Eunkyung Chang, viola
Bobae Lee, cello
Thalea String Quartet
Formed in 2014, the acclaimed Thalea String Quartet were top prize winners at both the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2018 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, and they were named the Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts for the 2019/20 season.
Invoke String Quartet
Invoke weaves together traditional chamber music with Americana, bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism to create truly unique music, performing both original compositions and commissioned works tailored to their diverse instrumentation, which goes beyond traditional quartet instruments to include banjo, mandolin, and more.