Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary in 2022, the Jasper String Quartet is recognized as one of the leading American string quartets on the performance stage today. A recipient of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling,” (The Strad) and described by Gramophone as “flawless in ensemble and intonation, expressively assured and beautifully balanced.” The New York Times named their album Unbound as one of the 25 Best Classical Recordings of 2017.
The Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet-in-Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians. In addition, the Quartet is the Founder and Artistic Director of Jasper Chamber Concerts. The Jasper Quartet is committed to celebrating the diverse array of compositional voices writing for string quartet on every program.
In the fall of 2022, the quartet will record the complete string quartets of Vivian Fung for the Sono Luminus label. Other highlights of the 2022-23 season include premiere performances of new commissions by Ingrid Arauco and Reinaldo Moya, and residencies at Michigan State University and Shenandoah Conservatory.
In the 2022-23 season, the Jasper Quartet also continues in their seventh season as Artistic Directors of Jasper Chamber Concerts. Jasper Chamber Concerts is dedicated to encouraging curiosity, community, and inclusivity through world-class chamber music performances.
Formed at Oberlin Conservatory, the Jasper Quartet launched their professional career in 2006 as Rice University’s Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. In 2008, the Quartet continued its training with the Tokyo String Quartet as Yale University's Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. In 2008, the Jaspers won the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the Grand Prize at the Coleman Competition, First Prize at Chamber Music Yellow Springs, and the Silver Medal at the 2008 and 2009 Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions.
The Jasper String Quartet is named after Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.
For more information, please visit www.jasperquartet.com. The Quartet is represented by Artist
Manager Marianne LaCrosse of CTM Classics (email@example.com).