FREE performances, dialogue, and masterclasses with artists from the Austin Chamber Music Festival and Workshop. Taking place Monday through Friday 3:30-4:30 PM in Bates Recital Hall, July 11-22.
Monday, July 11 | Festival Quartet with Michelle Schumann
Tuesday, July 12 | Graham Reynolds
Wednesday, July 13 | Ruben Balboa, Samantha Balboa & Daniel Swayze
Thursday, July 14 | Andre Hayward & Friends
Friday, July 15 | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Monday, July 18 | Pacifica Quartet
Tuesday, July 19 | Faculty Artists
Wednesday, July 20 | Invoke
Thursday, July 21 | Book of Longing
Friday, July 22 | Boyd Meets Girl
With a career spanning nearly three decades, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Quartet is known for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices. Having served as quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music for the past decade, the Quartet also leads the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and was previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2021, the Pacifica Quartet received a second Grammy Award for Contemporary Voices, an exploration of music by three Pulitzer Prize-winning composers: Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music’s top competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 2002 the ensemble was honored with Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award and the appointment to Lincoln Center’s The Bowers Program, and in 2006 was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. With its powerful energy and captivating, cohesive sound, the Pacifica has established itself as the embodiment of the senior American quartet sound.