The Artaria String Quartet, considered an “exceptional ensemble with impressive confidence in its interpretations” and “Minnesota's foremost teaching and performing string quartet”, is celebrating its 33rd Season in 2019-2020
ASQ is celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday Anniversary in 2020 by performing the complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle
Part 1 - set of 3 concerts over 3 weekends in February 2020
Part 2 - set of 3 concerts over 3 weekends in March/April 2020
Locations for the cycle: St. Paul, MN | St. Olaf College Northfield, MN | La Crosse, WI
The Artaria String Quartet has been the leading pedagogical string quartet in the Twin Cities. Founding the Artaria Chamber Music School in 2002, Artaria String Quartet has mentored groups to success in major national chamber music competitions and have been featured on NPR's "From The Top." Alumni of ACMS have continued to attend the nation's top conservatories, universities, orchestras, and professional ensembles.
The Artaria String Quartet spends their summers coaching the nation's top young string quartets and chamber musicians at Stringwood Chamber Music School from mid June to early July. Stringwood provides their students with an intensive chamber music experience including rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses and concerts of the Artaria String Quartet and Guest Artists as well as immersing themselves in the nature surrounding southeast Minnesota.
Stringwood Chamber Music Festival is June 8 - 29, 2020
The Artaria String Quartet proudly hosts the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, which provides pre-college string quartets from around the nation the opportunity to showcase themselves and celebrate excellence in string quartet musicianship and performance. Adjudicators for the competition comprise of top professional string quartet members: past judges include Shanghai String Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Cavani String Quartet, Pacifica String Quartet, Miro Quartet and others.
This year's competition is April 25, 2020