Praised by The Strad as “stunning” and for possessing “a musical maturity far beyond its members’ years,” the Attacca Quartet is currently celebrating its 15th season. From sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to National Public Radio’s far-reaching Tiny Desk Concerts, the Attacca Quartet celebrates the timeless beauty of the string quartet for a broad audience and this sublime art form.
First prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, top prize and Listeners’ Choice award recipients of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and Grand Prize Winners 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. They have served as The Juilliard School’s Graduate Resident String Quartet, the Quartet in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Quartet in Residence at Texas State University.
The Quartet recently completed The 68, a six-year performance project in New York City featuring the complete string quartets of Franz Joseph Haydn. They are currently producing two new series in the New York area: Recently Added at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust featuring the complete string quartets of living composers, and Based on Beethoven, a project juxtaposing the complete Beethoven string quartets with new works from Recently Added.The Attacca Quartet recently released Orange, featuring the string quartet works of Caroline Shaw, on the Nonesuch/New Amsterdam label. The quartet just won the GRAMMY Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for the album. It also has received critical acclaim from numerous sources and was chosen as one of NPR’s “Best Albums of 2019.” The quartet has also 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.