CHIARA STRING QUARTET

(2000-2018)

 
 
  • (1993) Becca and Greg start playing in a string quartet together after meeting at the Musicorda Summer Festival

  • (2000) Becca, Hyeyung, Jonah, and Greg graduate from The Juilliard School. Hyeyung joins the quartet.

  • (2000) Move to Grand Forks, ND for the Chamber Music America’s Rural Residency program. Live in the community, play concerts for schools, community centers, and teach. 

  • (2001) World Premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout at the Musicorda Festival for their 15th anniversary in South Hadley, MA

  • (2002) Move to NYC

  • (2003-2005) Lisa Arnhold String Quartet Residency at The Juilliard School mentoring with the Juilliard String Quartet: Joel Smirnoff, Ron Copes, Samuel Rhodes, and Joel Krosnick

  • (2004) World Premiere of Jefferson Friedman’s String Quartet No. 3 at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center

  • (2005) Move to Lincoln, Nebraska to begin an artist residency teaching and performing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

  • (2007) Launch Chamber Music in Any Chamber performing at over 50 clubs and bars across the United States

  • (2008) Begin part-time Blodgett String Quartet Residency at Harvard University performing at teaching

  • (2009-2011) Perform Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycles at Harvard University, University of Nebraska, and Music at Deerfield in Northampton, MA  

  • (2012) Start memorizing repertoire and performing by heart

  • (2014) Release of Brahms by Heart Recording on Azica Records

  • (2015-2016) Quartet in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art performing 4 concerts

  • (2016) Release of Bartok by Heart Recording on Azica Records

  • (2016-2017) Performances of Bartok Cycle by heart at National Sawdust, Ravinia Festival, Bargemusic, and other venues

  • (May 2018) Final performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a World Premiere of Philip Glass’s Piano Quintet