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2024-2025 Season

Isidore String Quartet

Isidore String Quartet

Violins, viola, cello

Thursday, October 31, 2024
7:30 PM
The Rockefeller University
Caspary Auditorium
1230 York Avenue at East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065


Winners of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertory. The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of ‘approaching the established as if it were brand new, and the new as if it were firmly established.’ The Isidore String Quartet began as an ensemble at the Juilliard School and, following a break during the global pandemic, reconvened at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in the summer of 2021 under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick. The Quartet recently began a two-year appointment as the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and a two-week residency at Banff Centre.

The name Isidore recognizes the ensemble’s musical connection to the Juilliard Quartet: one of that group’s early members was legendary violinist Isidore Cohen. Additionally, it acknowledges a shared affection for a certain libation – legend has it a Greek monk named Isidore concocted the first genuine vodka recipe for the Grand Duchy of Moscow!

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