2021 Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence and Fall Artist Residency is generously supported by Bob and Carolyn Nelson
Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present in concert the 2021 Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence, the Julius Quartet. Characterized as “the captivating young string quartet” (The Bennington Banner), the Julius Quartet has cultivated a distinguished voice since its formation in 2012. As passionate chamber musicians, the quartet strives to spread the values of chamber music to diverse communities in addition to presenting their diacritic expression within the music. Swiftly rising to critical acclaim, the group was awarded First Prize at the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, First Prize at the first annual MA-ASTA String Quartet/Quintet Competition by unanimous vote, and was nominated for the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur Foote Award.
The quartet’s expressive personality, commended for leaving audiences “mesmerized by its resonant sound” (The Collegiate Times), has led to performances all over the North America in various venues such as Bing Concert Hall, Bargemusic, the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, The Moss Arts Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. In February of 2019, the quartet collaborated with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and award-winning Texas composer Jesus Martinez in tribute to both the Museum’s thirtieth anniversary and the fifty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, performing a newly commissioned work “The Sixth Floor” – a stirring journey from the darkest days of 1963 to a deeper understanding of the enduring legacy of President Kennedy and what lies beyond.
Cherishing the collaborative essence of chamber music, the group has shared in numerous collaborations with celebrated artists such as Andres Cardenes, Aaron Boyd, members of the St. Lawrence, Shanghai, Escher and Lydian Quartets in addition to composers Louis Andriessen, Dan Tepfer, Jesper Koch, and Jesus Martinez. The group has been featured repeatedly in the Music from Salem festival, where they have collaborated with artists and directors Rhonda Rider, Lila Brown and Judith Gordon. Keeping an active performance schedule during the summer, the quartet has participated in numerous summer festivals such as the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, McGill International String Quartet Academy, the Chamber Music Residency at The BANFF Centre, and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.
HYUN JEONG HELEN LEE, Violin; DAVID DO, Violin
JOHN BATCHELDER, Viola; SEBASTIAN KOZUB, Cello
* ATTENTION: Concerts at the Clubhouse are reserved seating. A limited number of physically distanced seats will be available to purchase for this concert. For more information please call 715-747-2561.
This event will also be available on Facebook Live.
String Quartet No.6
I. Mesto – Vivace
II. Mesto – Marcia
III. Mesto – Burletta. Moderato
String Quartet Op.44 No.2
I. Allegro assai appassionato
II. Scherzo. Allegro di molto
IV. Presto agitato