Avalon String Quartet

“…deeply musical and sheerly gorgeous…” 

~ American Record Guide


Chicago Based, World Renowned

The Avalon String Quartet has been concertizing throughout the US and abroad since 1995 and was described by the Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind, and spirit — into its music.”

Having established itself as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles, The Avalon String Quartet continues astonishing audiences across the nation with their performances. Read More About Avalon

Members: Blaise Magnière, violin // Marie Wang, violin // Anthony Devroye, viola // Cheng-Hou Lee, cello

The graceful lines and bold colors of the illuminated pages from the 15th-century Hours of Catherine of Cleves inspired Stacy Garrop’s String Quartet No. 4, which lent its title to this deeply satisfying recording. The Avalon String Quartet, playing with great warmth and tenderness, appears to have a special sensitivity for this sort of music, anchored in its own time even as it displays its ancient roots proudly. Osvaldo Golijov’s keening “Tenebrae,” based on source material from Couperin, is another such work, as is Britten’s Three Divertimenti. An elegant reading of Debussy’s String Quartet in G rounds out the program.

The New York Times


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