The Miró Quartet is one of America’s most celebrated string quartets, having been labelled by The New Yorker as “furiously committed” and noted by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer for their “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity.” For the past twenty years the Quartet has performed throughout the world on the most prestigious concert stages, earning accolades from passionate critics and audiences alike. Based in Austin, Texas, and thriving on the area’s storied music scene, the Miró takes pride in finding ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds while cultivating the longstanding tradition of chamber music.
Formed in 1995, the Miró was awarded first prize at several major competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. Deeply committed to music education, members of the Quartet have given master classes throughout the world, and since 2003 the Miró has served as the quartet-in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. In 2005, the Quartet became the first ensemble to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. Highlights of recent seasons include a sold-out return to Carnegie Hall; a performance with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and a performance of the Beethoven Cycle at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.
Photo: Suntory Hall