“Absolutely Marvelous” were the words of Benjamin Zander after listening to the Huntington Quartet’s debut in Jordan Hall. Named after the street in Boston that brought these 4 musicians together, the Huntington Quartet is comprised of graduate students at the New England Conservatory who are passionately eager to share their music and give back to the community. Whether it be classical, baroque, and romantic masterpieces or new music by student composers, the quartet members hope their strong personal chemistry will enable them to explore and present this repertoire through bold, honest, and uninhibited interpretations.
1st violinist Danny Koo, 2nd violinist Hojean Yoo, violist Marthe Husum, and cellist Stella Cho are currently students of Donald Weilerstein, Soovin Kim, Kim Kashkashian, and Laurence Lesser, respectively. The Huntington Quartet works closely with Music For Food and was named as a Music For Food artist. The quartet has already played in many historical venues such as Fanneuil Hall3 and for people such as the Governor elect, Charlie Baker. The quartet has been selected to play in New England Conservatory’s Feast of Music as well as a recital for the Music at Norway Pond Series, and the Pucker Gallery Series.
The Huntington Quartet made their debut on the Jordan Hall stage November 2014, playing a piece written by Kurtag, called ’12 Microludes’. They were fortunate to be coached intensively by John Heiss and Kim Kashkashian throughout the whole process.
The group looks forward to its Jordan Hall recital in May 2015, which will feature this piece and several others, as well as to upcoming performances in senior centers, high schools, and home concerts throughout the greater Boston area. The summer of 2015, The Huntington Quartet will take part in Banff’s Chamber Residency as well as serve as the Fellowship Quartet at La Jolla Music Society.
This performance marks the Huntington Quartet’s La Jolla Music Society debut.