Program: (subject to change)
- JOSEPH HAYDN: Quartet op. 76, #5, in D Major
- BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Quartet No. 2, in C major
- RHIANNON GIDDENS: At the Purchaser’s Option
- BEETHOVEN: Quartet No. 9, in C major “Razumovsky” op. 59, #3
The Ulysses Quartet has been praised for their “textural versatility,” “grave beauty” and “the kind of chemistry many quartets long for, but rarely achieve” (The Strad), as well as their “avid enthusiasm … [with] chops to back up their passion” (San Diego Story), “delivered with a blend of exuberance and polished artistry” (The Buffalo News).
Founded in the summer of 2015, the group won the grand prize and gold medal in the senior string division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and first prize in the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition. In 2017, the quartet finished first in the American Prize and won second prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. They were winners of the Vietnam International Music Competition in 2019. Ulysses garnered a career development grant in the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition.