Horizontal TabsDescription Having celebrated its 70th anniversary last season, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 and widely known as "the quintessential American string quartet," the Juilliard draws on a deep and vital engagement with the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works. Each performance of the Juilliard Quartet brings together the four members' profound understanding, total commitment and unceasing curiosity in sharing the wonders of the string quartet literature. Join this internationally renowned quartet for a repertoire that includes Beethoven's String Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5 and String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127; and Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No. 5. Artists "Each of the four has a notably beautiful tone, a sound that sings out but also blends. They show a shared understanding of the music they play; every bow stroke adds to its meaning and its integrity." —Chicago Tribune " … unsurpassed in bringing attention to details and expressive devices." —Cleveland Plain Dealer Joseph Lin, Violin An active solo and chamber musician, Joseph Lin was a founding member of the Formosa Quartet, winner of the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition. He was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and has won numerous awards, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the Pro Musicis International Award and First Prize at the inaugural Michael Hill World Violin Competition in New Zealand. His recordings include the music of Korngold and Busoni on the Naxos label, the unaccompanied works of Bach and Ysaÿe on the N&F label, and the Formosa Quartet's debut CD released by EMI. Mr. Lin has appeared as a soloist with the New Japan Philharmonic, the Sapporo Symphony, the Taiwan National Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, the Ukraine National Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony. Ronald Copes, Violin Praised by audiences and critics alike for his insightful artistry, violinist Ronald Copes has toured extensively with Music From Marlboro ensembles, the Los Angeles and Dunsmuir Piano Quartets and with the Juilliard String Quartet. During the 2011-13 seasons, he and Seymour Lipkin performed cycles of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and the Juilliard School. For two decades, he served as Professor of Violin at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and joined the faculty of The Juilliard School in 1997, where he serves as chair of the violin department. Mr. Copes has recorded numerous solo and chamber music works for radio and television broadcast as well as for Sony Classical, Orion, CRI, Klavier, Bridge, New World Records, ECM and the Musical Heritage Society. He has worked closely with composers including Stephen Hartke and Donald Crockett, and has garnered prizes in the Artists' Advisory Council International Competition, the Merriweather Post Competition and the Concours International d'Exécution Musicale in Geneva. During the summer he is on faculty of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. Roger Tapping, Viola Roger Tapping joined the Juilliard Quartet and the Juilliard School viola faculty in 2013. He moved from London to the USA in 1995 to join the Takács Quartet. His decade with them included many Beethoven and Bartok cycles in major cities around the world. Their Decca/London recordings, including the complete quartets of Bartok and Beethoven, won many awards including Gramophone Magazine's Hall of Fame, three Gramophone Awards and a Grammy, as well as three more Grammy nominations. He served on the viola faculty of the New England Conservatory, where he also directed the Chamber Music program, and he has served on the faculties of Itzhak Perlman's Chamber Music Workshop, the Tanglewood Quartet Seminar and Yellow Barn, and has also given viola master classes at Banff. Mr. Tapping played and recorded with a number of London's leading chamber ensembles, including Britain's longest established quartet, the Allegri Quartet. He was a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He has performed as a guest with many distinguished quartets from the U.S. and Europe, and he was a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society. Astrid Schween, CelloCellist Astrid Schween is an internationally recognized soloist, chamber artist and teacher. Her recent appearances have included performances with the Boston, Memphis, Detroit and Seattle Chamber Music societies, the Boston Trio and ongoing recital partnerships with celebrated pianists Randall Hodgkinson and Michael Gurt. An active juror and panelist, she was recently featured in Strings and Strad magazines, on Living the Classical Life, National Public Radio and as a guest speaker at the Library of Congress on the role of women in music. In September 2016, she succeeded Joel Krosnick as cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet and joined the Juilliard faculty. As a longtime member of the Lark Quartet, Astrid performed at major venues around the world and received many honors including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. During her tenure, the quartet produced critically acclaimed recordings for the Arabesque, Decca/Argo, New World, CRI and Point labels, and commissioned numerous works. Astrid made her debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta and received her degrees from the Juilliard School, and was for many years on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Hartt School of Music, Mount Holyoke College and Interlochen Center for the Arts.