Muir String Quartet Tickets
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The Muir String Quartet, now in its thirty fifth season, has been hailed far and wide as one of the most insightful ensembles in the world. One of the most talented ensembles around, its music and its concerts have distinguished it amongst critics and audience members. The Boston Globe, for one, praises the ensemble's music as 'exhilarating involvement' whereas the San Francisco Examiner praises its 'impeccable voicing and intonation. The American Record Guide has also praised the ensemble, for its 'unbridled musicality', which is unleashed live for all those with Muir String Quartet tickets.
The Muir String Quartet rose to fame in 1980 when they won the Evian International Song Quartet Competition held that year. Their debut on the classical music scene was met by rave reviews and a feature in the New Yorker. They also performed at the White House for President Ronald Reagan and his wife, which was broadcast on PBS.
Founded in 1979 at the Curtis Institute of Music, their principal chamber music teachers were Felix Galimir and members of the Budapest Quartet and Guarneri Quartet. In 1981, they won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and have gone on to win many more times.
The Muir String Quartet has won many awards, including a Grammy Award for their Beethoven Quartets Op 132 recording. They have also received a Grammy Award nomination for their Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets/EcoClassics with Mitchell Lurie. The quartet has also won two Grand Prix du Disques as well as a Gramophone Award for their music.
The string quartet has wholly focused its attentions on advancing contemporary American music. They have also commissioned works which have been composed by some of the most distinguished composers in the world. Joan Tower worked on Night Fields for the quartet while Sheila Silver worked on From Darkness Emerging. Richard Danielpour worked on Shadow Dances and Psalms of Sorrow.
The Muir String Quartet performed at Circle of Faith's world premiere performance which was featured on NPR. This piece was a Native American collaborative work. They have also premiered works by Richard Danielpour, such as Feast of Fools, and works by Lucas Foss's String Quartet #4, Ezra Laderman, Joelle Wallach's String Quartet #3 and Ronald Perera's First Quartet.
From 2013 to 2014, the four musicians who comprise the quartet continued their popular series at the Boston University and Rhode Island College, alongside the Montana Chamber Music Society. As part of this series, they performed works from new and old Vienna. Before that, the quartet went on a China tour, which also included master-classes in Beijing, Shenyang, Xian and Shanghai.
Since 1983, the Muir Quartet has been calling the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, home. There, they also preside over summer workshops at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. They have also given master-classes at schools all over the world, including the Curtis Institute, the Eastman School of Music, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and a number of Chinese conservatories. They have also been presenting the Emerging Quartets and Composers Program in Utah since 1989 with Joan Tower, a renowned composer.
The quartet's members are violinist Peter Zazofsky, violinist Lucia Lin, viola player Steven Ansell and cellist Michael Reynolds. These are some of the most talented musicians in the world of classical music, with Peter Zazofsky alone having played music in twenty three countries of the world. They can be seen at their next concert live after purchasing Muir String Quartet tickets.