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Attacca Quartet

"exuberant, funky and...more exactingly nuanced."

The New York Times

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The two-time Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet is recognized and acclaimed as one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment — a true quartet for modern times. Gliding through traditional classical repertoire through to electronic, video game music and contemporary collaborations, they are one of the world’s most innovative and respected ensembles.

In 2021, the Quartet released two albums that embody their redefinition of what a string quartet can be. The first Album, Real Life, featuring guest artists such as Tokimonsta, Daedalus, and Anne Müller, was followed up by Of all Joys, which features works from Phillip Glass, Arvo Pärt, and music of the Renaissance period. Passionate advocates of contemporary repertoire, the Quartet is dedicated to presenting and recording new works. Their 2019 release Orange, in collaboration with Caroline Shaw, saw them win the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, with their follow-up album Evergreen winning the 2023 Grammy Award in the same category.

Recent highlights include Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and Miller Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Phillips Collection, Chamber Music Detroit, Chamber Music Austin and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston as well as Ojai Festival, BRIC Arts and Big Ears Festival. Outside of the US, performances include Kings Place and in Oslo at the Vertavo Haydn Festival as well as performances at Gothenburg Konserthuset, MITO Septembre Festival in Italy, Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao, Strijkkwartet Biennale Amsterdam, Strings of Autumn Festival Prague, Thüringer Bachwochen, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, Sala São Paulo in Brazil, Fundación Beethoven in Chile, National Theatre of Panamá, and Teatro Mayor in Bogota.

The founding members of the Attacca Quartet met while all studying at the Juilliard School in the early 2000s and they made their professional debut at the Carnegie Hall in 2003. Other accolades include First Prize at the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the Top Prize and Listeners’ Choice award winners for the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and Grand Prize Winners of the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition.

The Attacca Quartet has engaged in extensive educational and community outreach projects, serving as guest artists and teaching fellows at the Lincoln Center Institute, University of Texas, Juilliard School, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Bravo! Vail Valley among others. They are expert programmers and communicators, and beautifully mix existing works with those by living composers. Visit for more information.

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Attacca Quartet joins JBM

April 26th, 2024

We are delighted to welcome the Attacca Quartet to JBM for European (excluding Spain and Portugal) management. Based in New York, the group was formed by Amy Schroeder and Andrew Yee at the Julliard School. Their programming sets them apart from other ensembles – it is not unusual to hear them performing works by Beethoven and RadioheadRead more ›

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“exuberant, funky and…more exactingly nuanced.”

The New York Times

“Attacca Quartet is quickly becoming the authoratitive ensemble for chamber works by Ms. Shaw, John Adams and, recently, Gabriella Smith.”

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Caroline Shaw: Attacca Quartet: Evergreen
In 2019, the New York-based composer Caroline Shaw teamed up with the Attacca Quartet for their first collaborative record, the wild and wide-reaching Orange. This, their second project together, Evergreen, expands this partnership by exploring the relationship that contemporary classical music has with language, narrative, and nature.
Nonesuch (2022)

Becca Stevens: Attacca Quartet
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and 2021 Grammy nominee Becca Stevens collaborates with the Attacca Quartet, to reimagine a selection of her songs with string arrangements.

Of All Joys
Channeling the joy of music and creativity and the excitement of being physically together again, “Of All Joys” features the Attacca Quartet’s original take on great works from both the Minimalist movement and the Renaissance era. This includes “Weep, O Mine Eyes,” their own version of English composer John Bennet’s famous madrigal. Peaceful and meditative, the plaintive, melancholic strings

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