• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

The Penderecki String Quartet

The Penderecki String Quartet, approaching the third decade of an extraordinary career, has become one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of their generation. The four musicians, from Poland, Canada and the United States, create performances that demonstrate their “remarkable range of technical excellence and emotional sweep” (The Globe and Mail). Their recent schedule included concerts in New York (Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall), Amsterdam, Los Angeles, as well as appearances at international festivals in Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Venezuela, Brazil and China. The quartet champions music of our time, performing a wide range of repertoire from Haydn to Zappa as well as premiering over 100 new works to date. Described by Fanfare as “an ensemble of formidable power and keen musical sensitivity,” the quartet’s discography includes the chamber music of Brahms and Shostakovich and their recently released Bartók cycle.