On Demand: Borromeo String Quartet in Concert

Guest Artists Series

UNCSA welcomes the renowned Borromeo String Quartet in a concert featuring Beethoven String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18; Bartók String Quartet No. 4; and Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132. The quartet will perform from original composer manuscripts on digital devices.  

Inspiring audiences for more than 25 years, the Borromeo String Quartet is admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th- and 21st-century composers. The quartet is regarded as a pioneer in using technology in chamber music performance, having become the first string quartet to use laptops on stage. The Boston Globe hailed the ensemble’s “edge-of-the-seat performances” and called it “simply the best.” The quartet has collaborated with some of this generation’s most important composers, including Gunther Schuller, John Cage, György Ligeti, Steve Reich, Aaron Jay Kernis, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Steve Mackey, John Harbison, Sebastian Currier and Leon Kirchner, among many others; and has performed on major concert stages across the globe. 

The Borromeo String Quartet is Nicholas Kitchen and Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; and Yeesun Kim, cello.

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April 10, 2021