"With musicians like this there must be some hope for humanity."

The Times (London)

“American’s greatest quartet”

TIME Magazine

The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. The Quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings, and has been honored with nine GRAMMYs® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” award. They have worked with some of today’s most esteemed composers to premiere new works, and have partnered with soloists such as Renée Fleming, Barbara Hannigan, Evgeny Kissin, Emanuel Ax, and Yefim Bronfman, to name a few.

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Emerson String Quartet to disband in 2023
August 26, 2021

Emerson String Quartet to disband in 2023

The Emerson String Quartet, the incomparable American ensemble, will disband at the October 2023

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Concerts

August 24, 2022

Britten Pears Arts

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Snape, England

Walker: Lyric for Strings Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 Intermission Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887

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August 26, 2022

Schubertiade

Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal

Schwarzenberg, Austria

Schubert: Violinsonate a-Moll, D 385 Sonate a-Moll, D 821 »Arpeggione-Sonate« Intermission Streichquartett G-Dur, D 887

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August 28, 2022

Schubertiade

Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal

Schwarzenberg, Austria

Brahms: Scherzo c-Moll für Violine und Klavier, WoO 2 Streichquartett c-Moll, op. 51/1 Intermission Schubert: Klavierquintett A-Dur, D 667 »Forellenquintett«

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latest album

Schumann: String Quartets

The Emerson String Quartet makes its PENTATONE debut with a recording of Schumann’s three string quartets.

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Feature

June 21, 2022
Ravinia: Backstage Blog

A Very High Sort of Strings

The Emerson Quartet gives its valediction as a vessel of vivid imagination