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Daedalus Quartet

Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violins
Jessica Thompson, viola
Thomas Kraines, cello

The Daedalus Quartet rose to international prominence just months after its inception, taking first prize at the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Since then, Daedalus has championed repertoire from Purcell and early Haydn to the music of today in equal measure on stages across North America, Europe, and Asia. The quartet was selected by Carnegie Hall for the ECHO Rising Stars project, by Lincoln Center for the Chamber Music Society Two Residency and the Martin Segal Award, and by Chamber Music America as the recipient of the Guarneri String Quartet Award. In 2013, the Fromm Foundation awarded a commission to the Daedalus Quartet and composer Huck Hodge; the quartet will premiere Hodge's new work, based on the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Carl Jung, and the contemporary Buddhist poet Ko Un, in the 2015/16 season. As the Quartet in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, Daedalus frequently gives interactive performances and lecture/demonstrations, elucidating musical masterpieces from all eras. The Quartet's recordings include CDs of the music of Fred Lerdahl, George Perle, and Lawrence Dillon, as well as Haydn, Ravel, and Sibelius, on the Bridge Records label. In the spring of 2014, the Daedalus Quartet recorded Joan Tower's White Water as well as her Dumbarton Quintet (with pianist Blair McMillen).

Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco


PANEL: Daedalus Quartet Performance and Conversation
TITLE: "Neuroscience, History, and Social Dynamics in Beethoven's Great Fugue." A Live Performance and Conversation with Jim Sykes, Naomi Waltham-Smith, and Mike Kaplan.
TIME: Friday, September 12, 11:30am – 1:00pm