From left: Roger Tapping, viola; Ronald Copes and Joseph Lin, violins; Astrid Schween, cello.
Founded in 1946 as a resident teaching and performing ensemble, the Juilliard String Quartet has established and maintained a reputation as one of the world's great chamber ensembles. It has performed throughout the world in recitals, at music festivals, and with major symphony orchestras as concerto quartet-soloist. In 1961, it became the first American quartet to visit the Soviet Union.
With recordings of virtually the entire string quartet literature, the Juilliard String Quartet's discography is among the most extensive in history. The ensemble has received numerous Grammy awards for its recordings. In the seven decades of its association with The Juilliard School, the quartet has trained some of the world's foremost ensembles including the American, Concord, Emerson, LaSalle, Shanghai, St. Lawrence, Tokyo, and Whitman string quartets.
The members of the Juilliard String Quartet are first violinist Joseph Lin, second violinist Ronald Copes, violist Roger Tapping, and cellist Astrid Schween.
Juilliard in the News
The New York TimesTuesday, November 24, 2015