The Alexander String Quartet is excited to be joining Christina Daysog Concert Artists for its North American management.
Having just released the final volume in its series of Mozart’s Chamber Music, Mozart: String Quintets – Apotheosis, Vol. 3 with founding violist Paul Yarbrough, and just begun its season with new second violinist Yuna Lee, the Alexander String Quartet is look towards 2024 and beyond.
Upcoming performances include the continued series with San Francisco Performances and the Mondavi Center featuring “Chamber Music at the Turn of the 20th Century” and “Music as a Mirror of Our World” with composer and music-historian Robert Greenberg.
The Alexander String Quartet stands among the world’s premier ensembles, having performed in the major music capitals of five continents. The quartet is a vital artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings have won international critical acclaim. Founded in New York City in 1981, the ensemble quickly captured attention, initially winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition in 1982, and then becoming the first American quartet to win the London (now Wigmore) International String Quartet Competition in 1985. The members of the Alexander String Quartet are recipients of honorary degrees from Allegheny College and St. Lawrence University, and Presidential medals from Baruch College (CUNY).
Since its inception, the Alexander String Quartet has maintained an unyielding and passionate commitment to education. For decades, the ensemble has trained generations of gifted performers, emerging string quartets, and talented young musicians destined to pass on their knowledge and love of music as teachers in schools across the globe. The 2023-24 season marked the beginning of a new initiative that brings together the quartet’s expertise in education and devotion to its community. Partnering with schools, arts organizations, and community institutions in the Bay Area and beyond, the Alexander String Quartet will be hosting a series of innovative workshops, performances and collaborations that are designed to support and bolster chamber music awareness and education for individuals from all walks of life.
The quartet looks forward to this new collaboration with Christina Daysog Concert Artists.