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Kronos Quartet residency in Malta

  • Event Category: Music
  • When: 30 Jun 2013, 00:00— 02 Jul 2013, 00:00
  • Where: Malta

As part of this year's Malta Arts Festival, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts will be hosting a three-day residency with Kronos Quartet for string quartets between 30th June and 2nd July 2013. The residency is a unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s most influential contemporary music ensembles who for the past 40 years have been committed to expanded the limits of the string quartet through a ‘combating spirit of fearless exploration’. Chosen applicants will be coached by Kronos quartet members David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola), and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello).

Throughout their carrier, Kronos have pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 45 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world's most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioning more than 750 works and arrangements for string quartet. In 2011, Kronos became the only recipients of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. The group’s numerous awards also include a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and "Musicians of the Year" (2003) from Musical America.

Interested quartets who would like to take the opportunity to collaborate with Kronos, are requested to fill an application form and return by 15 April 2013: Applications should include a CD or DVD recording of Terry Riley: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector from Kronos Collection, Vol. 1. Boosey and Hawkes. 2007 (recommended), OR a late 20th-century quartet of their choice, AND any quartet of your choice.  Also applicants must provide two recommendation letters (per string quartet).

A limited number of observers will be allowed to follow the sessions of work during the residency. The deadline for applications is the 15th April 2013.  Applications may be downloaded from

Published On: 25 February 2013

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