“Absolutely marvelous” were the words Benjamin Zander said after listening to the Huntington Quartet’s debut in Jordan Hall. Named after the street in Boston that brought these four musicians together, the Huntington Quartet is comprised of graduate students at the New England Conservatory who are passionately eager to share their music and give back to the community. Whether it be classical, baroque, and romantic masterpieces or new music by student composers, the quartet members hope their strong personal chemistry will enable them to explore and present this repertoire through bold, honest, and uninhibited interpretations.
Violinist Danny Koo, violinist Hojean Yoo, violist Marthe Husum, and cellist Stella Cho are currently students of Donald Weilerstein, Soovin Kim, Kim Kashkashian, and Laurence Lesser, respectively. Both as individual and chamber musicians, members of the quartet have attended music festivals such as the Kronberg Academy, Banff Chamber Residency, Perlman Chamber Program, Yellow Barn, Prussia Cove and have performed internationally across France, Korea, Norway, and London.
The Huntington Quartet works closely with Music For Food and has already played in many historical venues such as Fanneuil Hall and for people such as the Governor-Elect, Charlie Baker.
The Huntington Quartet made their debut on the Jordan Hall stage November 2014, playing a piece written by Kurtag, called ’12 Microludes’. They were fortunate to be coached intensively by John Heiss and Kim Kashkashian throughout the whole process.
The Huntington Quartet’s first collaboration was an intensive study of Schubert’s “Rosamunde” Quartet in A minor in the fall of 2014 under the guidance of coach Kim Kashkashian. The group looks forward to its Jordan Hall recital in May 2015, which will feature this piece and several others, as well as to upcoming performances in senior centers, high schools, and house concerts throughout the Greater Boston area.