Tryon Concert Association presents Juilliard String Quartet

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Tryon Concert Association will present the famed Juilliard String Quartet in the second concert of the 2018-19 season, Nov. 15 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

Established in 1946 at The Juilliard School in New York, this group has been quartet-in-residence at the institution since its inception. Awards have been many, including four Grammys and membership in the National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame. The Juilliard Quartet has toured throughout the world and was the first American string quartet to visit the Soviet Union in 1961.

Recordings by the quartet number over 100, ranging from the Classical era to the present. These recordings also include the soundtrack of the Beethoven movie Immortal Beloved. The quartet performs everything from Bach to Bartok as well as many newly commissioned works.

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“I hope our quartet plays the classical music as if it had just been composed and the contemporary music as if it were classical,” said Robert Mann, a founding member.

In 2011 the group was awarded the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award for its outstanding contributions to recorded classical music.

The members of the quartet have changed several times over the course of the ensemble’s 70-year career. Today they remain one of the most famous and well-respected string quartets in the world. 

Mark your calendars for this fine event. Information about season tickets can be found by visiting

– Submitted by Joella Utley