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's 2018-19 Season, entitled The World Around Us, explores new musical contexts through lakefront performance, folk music of Puerto Rico, a pair of concerts at sunrise and sunset, and more

Posted: Jun-24-2018
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

"The Spektral musicians (violinists Clara Lyon and Maeve Feinberg, violist Doyle Armbrust and cellist Russell Rolen) brought characteristic intensity, laser-like focus and technical sheen to Coates’s quartet, making the strongest possible case for this belated U.S. premiere."

 

— Chicago Classical Review
Posted: Oct-6-2018
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Posted: May-16-2018