The Emerging Artists Quartet in Residence (EAQIR) is a professional development opportunity for a string quartet in the early stages of its career. Working alongside MICM Faculty in a mentored teaching program, the EAQIR receives guidance and gains experience coaching chamber music. The EAQIR participates fully in the Fellowship String Quartet Program, and additionally is featured in full-length concert on the Island Concert Series. The EAQIR receives a week-long paid residency engagement at the MacPhail Center for Music in the Fall. This residency includes collaboration with MacPhail programs to engage in the Twin Cities community and culminates with a full-length concert at MacPhail’s Antonello Hall.
This summer, we are excited to announce our 2023 Emerging Artist Quartet in Residence is the Lírios Quartet.
About the Lírios Quartet
Formed in 2022 at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Lírios Quartet comprises four emerging artists who have come together under the mentorship of the Takács Quartet. As the current Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence, they are engaged with developments in new music, taking part in the Pendulum New Music concert series with two premieres in the 2022-2023 season. Additionally, they collaborated with Sohap Ensemble and Art Song Colorado in the commissioning of a new children’s chamber opera, Colorado Sky, about the reintroduction of gray wolves into Colorado.
Dedicated educators and community outreach advocates, the Lírios Quartet recently took part in the Aspen Music Festival and School Musical Connections residency in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley. Throughout their residency, the quartet visited five local elementary and middle schools, reaching more than 675 students, and presented a recital at the Basalt Regional Library. Additionally, they often work with schools in the Boulder/Denver area with the goal of introducing chamber music to young people.
Complementing their studies at CU-Boulder with the Takács, Lírios Quartet attended the Robert Mann Institute and Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, where they coached with members of the American, Brentano, Emerson, and Juilliard Quartets. The Lírios Quartet are recipients of the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Scholarship, the Takács Society String Scholarship, and the Margaret Steed Memorial Fund.
A note from the Lírios Quartet
We are thrilled to be attending Madeline Island Chamber Music as the program’s Emerging Artist Quartet in Residence this summer. We believe that MICM’s incredible faculty and idyllic setting will provide a wonderful learning atmosphere in which we can dive into repertoire. We are also looking forward to improving teaching and outreach skills, and working with the faculty in the mentored teaching program. We are so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to arrive at MICM in June!
– Chas, Ben, Maggie, and Yuri
Hear the Lírios Quartet
Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 PM
The Clubhouse at Madeline Island
Tickets available on May 1