About

Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week. With its most recent, Grammy-nominated album described by Gramophone as “highly-interactive, creative and collaborative...unlike anything its intended audience—or anyone else—has ever heard,” Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

Posted: Mar-15-2018
Latest News

Spektral Quartet are nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album for Yo Soy La Tradición with composer/performer Miguel Zenon, who is also nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo. The Crossing are up for Best Choral Performance for its recording of composer Lansing McLoskey's Zealot Canticles.

Posted: Dec-7-2018
Latest Recording

Composer Anthony Cheung releases a inventive, beautifully crafted collection of chamber works featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble, Spektral Quartet, and Atlas Ensemble, as well as soloists Winston Choi, Maiya Papach, Claire Chase, and Ernest Rombout. Cheung elegantly integrates elements of jazz, Chinese traditional music, and references to the classical repertoire into his powerful, meticulously crafted work.

Posted: Aug-24-2018
Latest Acclaim

"By turns complex and accessible, historic and contemporary, 'Yo Soy La Tradicion' represents a major contribution from composer Zenon, in an uncommonly sensitive collaboration with the Spektrals."

— Chicago Tribune
Posted: Dec-5-2018
Latest Video
Posted: Nov-14-2018