"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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June 1, 2022


Kaufmann Concert Hall

New York, NY

Selections from J.S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue, Mendelssohn Fugue in E Flat Major, opus 81, and Mendelssohn Octet with the Calidore Quartet

June 4, 2022

Olin Hall

Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Bach – Selections from Art of the Fugue (#s 1,3,5,7,9,11, and 18) Borodin – String Quartet No. 2 in D Major --Intermission-- Bartok Quartet No. 1, Sz. 40

June 28, 2022

Ravinia Festival

Highland Park, IL

Brahms: Quartet in C Minor, op. 51#1 Barber: Quartet, op. 11 Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887

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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May 3, 2022
Boston Classical Review

Celebrity Series unveils expansive lineup for 2022-23 season

The Celebrity Series will return in full force next season with a starry array of classical concerts including several programs aimed at diversity and “equity.”