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Juilliard String Quartet


Juilliard String Quartet (茱莉亞弦樂四重奏)

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world with its performances. Founded in 1946, and widely known as “the quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard draws on a deep and vital engagement with the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works – a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. Each performance of the Juilliard Quartet is a unique experience, bringing together the four members’ profound understanding, total commitment, and unceasing curiosity in sharing the wonders of the string quartet literature.

Having welcomed cellist Astrid Schween and celebrated its 70th anniversary last season, the Juilliard String Quartet marks the 2017-18 season with highly anticipated return appearances in Seattle, Santa Barbara, Pasadena, Memphis, Raleigh, Houston, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. The Quartet continues its acclaimed annual performances in Detroit, Philadelphia, and at the Ravinia Festival, along with numerous concerts at home in New York City, including appearances at Lincoln Center and Town Hall. The season kicks off with the release of a new album featuring the world premiere recording of Mario Davidovsky’s Fragments (2016), together with Beethoven Op. 95 and Bartók No. 1. Highlights of concert programming throughout the 2017-18 season include visionary works by Beethoven, Bartók, and Dvořák, as well as James MacMillan’s haunting and evocative Quartet No. 2, Why is this night different? (1998).


Julliard String Quartet Concert

Juilliard String Quartet 茱莉亞弦樂四重奏

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, HKU

Free Admission. Registration Required.

The chamber music highlight of this semester features “the most important American quartet in history” (The Boston Globe), performing Dvořák’s ‘American’ String Quartet in F major. Founded in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet has tingled the audience with their technical superiority and extraordinary interpretative sophistication. This year, the award-winning ensemble welcomes new member Areta Zhulla as the First Violinist in September.

Appointed as the University Artist for 2017-2019, the ensemble will grace the Grand Hall stage on 13 October 2018. Apart from Dvořák’s string quartet, they will present the first string quartet written by Beethoven, as well as the Asia premiere of American composer Lembit Beecher’s new work. Sit back and embrace the ‘Americanness’ in the music, brought to you by the newest cast of the Juilliard String Quartet.

For ages 8+
Approximately 1.5 hours
Guests are advised to arrive punctually.
No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
Programmes and artists are subject to change.



Presented by:
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Dr Alice Lam

Supported by:

Department of Music