Time: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, January 10, 2010
Moody Music Building, University of Alabama
The Daedalus Quartet was founded in the summer of 2000, and one year later captured the Grand Prize of the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition, quickly establishing itself as among America’s outstanding string quartets.
The Daedalus Quartet was named by Carnegie Hall to participate in the ECHO (European Concert Hall Organization) Rising Stars program, through which it made debuts during the 2004-2005 season at the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Megaron (Athens), the Festspielhaus (Baden-Baden), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), the Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Philharmonie (Cologne), the Cité de la Musique (Paris), the Mozarteum (Salzburg), and the Musikverein (Vienna), as well as at Weill Recital Hall for Carnegie Hall’s “Distinctive Debuts” series. A re-engagement to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall followed.
The Daedalus Quartet was appointed by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as the Chamber Music Society Two quartet for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons, leading to numerous performances at Lincoln Center, including collaborations with artist members of the Society and other Chamber Music Society Two artists, as well as participation in many of the Society’s educational programs. The ensemble was appointed Columbia University’s Quartet-in-Residence for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons, and its members are Visiting Artists at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2006-2007 season.