JACK QUARTET: “STRING QUARTET N.1” WORLD PREMIERE PRESS RELEASE
Posted on June 24, 2017
String Quartet N. 1, commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation for the JACK Quartet, will be premiered at the Gulbenkian Foundation Grand Auditorium, in Lisbon, Portugal, on January 27th, 2018.
Christopher Otto, Violin
Austin Wulliman, Violin
John Pickford Richards, Viola
Jay Campbell, Violoncello
Andreia Pinto Correia: String Quartet n.o 1 *
Iannis Xenakis: Tetras **
Georg Friedrich Haas: String Quartet n.o 9
* World Premiere – Commissioned by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
**Commissioned by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (1983)
Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet is “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment.” (Washington Post) “They are a musical vehicle of choice to the next great composers who walk among us.” (Toronto Star)
The recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, New Music USA’s Trailblazer Award, and the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, JACK has performed to critical acclaim at Carnegie Hall (USA), Lincoln Center (USA), Miller Theatre (USA), Wigmore Hall (United Kingdom), Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Netherlands), IRCAM (France), Kölner Philharmonie (Germany), the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Suntory Hall (Japan), Bali Arts Festival (Indonesia), Festival Internacional Cervatino (Mexico), and Teatro Colón (Argentina).
Photo by Shervin Lainez