The dynamic Miró Quartet, one of America's highest-profile chamber groups, enjoys its
place at the top of the international chamber music scene. Now in its second decade, the
quartet continues to captivate audiences and critics around the world with its startling
intensity, fresh perspective, and mature approach.
Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Miró Quartet had immediate
success, winning first prizes at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, Fischoff
National Chamber Music Competition, and Banff International String Quartet Competition, as
well as the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award. The Miró Quartet was also a recipient
of the Cleveland Quartet Award and was the first ensemble ever to be awarded the Avery
Fisher Career Grant. Since then, the Miró Quartet has performed throughout the world in
important venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Berlin
Philharmoniker's Kammermusiksaal, and the Konzerthaus in Vienna.
In recent seasons, the quartet has collaborated with such artists as Leif Ove Andsnes,
Joshua Bell, Lynn Harrell, Midori, Jon Kimura Parker, and Pinchas Zukerman. It appears
regularly at Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival,
Music@Menlo, and Chamber Music Northwest.
The Miró Quartet has been heard on numerous national and international radio broadcasts,
including American Public Media's Performance Today and Saint Paul
Sunday. In addition, the quartet has released numerous recordings, most recently a
live disc that features works of Kevin Puts and Dvořák. This season, the quartet releases a
new disc of Beethoven's "Razumovsky" quartets.
Deeply committed to music education, the Miró Quartet serves as quartet-in-residence at
the University of Texas at Austin School of Music. On short notice, the quartet filled in
for both Isaac Stern and Henry Meyer, leading master classes in Lucerne, Switzerland, and
Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland. The quartet continues to give frequent master classes at
many institutions around the world.