The New York-based JACK Quartet has this week announced the appointment of its first Managing Director, Julia Bumke - effective from July 1, 2020.
Julia, a new work dramaturg and nonprofit strategist, has previously served as Development Director with the Sō Percussion.
"I am such a big fan of JACK and their fearless exploration of music of all kinds ... I'm thrilled to be part of their growth as an organization, helping to foster new commissions and deepening programs like JACK Studio in the seasons ahead," Julia has this week said.
Comprising violinists Austin Wulliman and John Pickford Richards, violist Christopher Otto and cellist Jay Campbell, the ensemble is known for their experimental contemporary music performances – and they were recently awarded Lincoln Center‘s Martin E. Segal Award and the New Music USA‘s Trailblazer Prize.