The Museum of Modern Art, Summergarden 2018. Photo: Alycia Kravitz

The Museum of Modern Art, Summergarden 2018. Photo: Alycia Kravitz

Formed at The Juilliard School in September 2016, the Ansonia Quartet was awarded a Gluck Community Service Fellowship and a position in the Honors Chamber Music Program at Juilliard. The Ansonia launched a successful crowdfunding campaign over the summer of 2017 to finance a Japan Tour. This past season, the quartet held a residency at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, working closely with the Dover Quartet, had a one-week Toronto Tour giving community engagement performances and coaching a youth orchestra, appeared at the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center for masterclass with Ani Kavafian, performed with the New York City Ballet, gave a world premiere of Jia Daqun’s Second String Quartet at Juilliard’s 2018 Focus! Festival, and performed world premieres at MoMA’s Summergarden series, which received a concert review on National Sawdust Log. At Juilliard, the quartet worked primarily with Ronald Copes and Roger Tapping of the Juilliard String Quartet.

Highlights for the 2018 — 2019 season include performances at the Harvard Club of New York, South Orange Performing Arts Center, and the Shandelee Music Festival.