VC ARTIST | Ulysses Quartet – Schoenfeld, Fischoff & Vietnam Competition 1st Prizes

The Ulysses Quartet has in recent seasons firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally

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Ulysses Quartet

The New York-based Ulysses String Quartet has in recent seasons firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally.

Comprising violinists Christina Bouey and Rhiannon Banerdt, violist Colin Brookes and cellist Grace Ho, the Ulysses Quartet are former 1st prize winners at the Schoenfeld International String Competition, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Vietnam International Music Competition.

Upcoming performances include a Carnegie Hall debut, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Naumburg Orchestral Concerts Summer Series, the Idyllwild Festival in California, Quogue Chamber Music and Tilles Center in Long Island, New York and Emory University in Atlanta.

The Ulysses Quartet were recently appointed Lisa Arnhold Fellows of The Juilliard School.

The Ulysses Quartet are currently under worldwide general management with Judson Management Group in New York City.

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | BARTOK STRING QUARTET NO. 5 | 3RD MVT | BANFF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 2019

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | RAVEL STRING QUARTET | 3RD MVT | BANFF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 2019

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | BARTOK STRING QUARTET NO. 4 | 4TH MVT | 2018

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | HAYDN STRING QUARTET OP. 33 NO. 1 | 4TH MVT | BANFF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 2019

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | JANÁČEK STRING QUARTET NO.2 “INTIMATE LETTERS” | 4TH MVT | 2019

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | PAVEL HAAS STRING QUARTET NO. 2 “FROM THE MONKEY MOUNTAINS” | 1ST MVT | BANFF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 2019

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | SCHUBERT | QUARTETTSATZ | 2017

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET OP. 18 NO. 4 | 4TH MVT | WQXR | 2019

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | AKIRA NISHIMURA STRING QUARTET NO. 5 “SHESHA” | 2017

 

VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | KOMITAS | ARMENIAN FOLK SONGS | WQXR | 2019

 

 

Christina Bouey

Violin: Stradivarius “Artot” 1728 (on loan from The Juilliard School) ; Pressenda 1820 (on loan from The Canada Council Instrument Bank)

Bow: 2010 Isaac Salchow

Strings: Thomastik-Infeld Pi

Accessories: Performa Padauk Wood Shoulder Rest

Schools: ​BM ‘09, Boston Conservatory | MM ‘11, PS ‘12, OP ‘13, Manhattan School of Music

Teachers: Irina Muresanu | Nicholas Mann | Laurie Smukler | Glenn Dicterow | Lisa Kim | Philippe Djokic

Website: https://www.christinabouey.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christinaboueyviolin/

Instagram: @tinabouey

 

Rhiannon Banerdt

Violin: Carlo Bergonzi 1737, on loan from The Juilliard School

Bow: Johann Wilhelm Knopf

Accessories: Performa Shoulder Rest | Jade Rosin

Strings: Lenzner Goldbrokat E | Thomastik Pi ADG

Schools: BM ’10, MM ’12 New England Conservatory | DMA Candidate CUNY Graduate Center

Teachers: Lucy Chapman | Paul Biss | Mark Steinberg

Website: rhiannonbanerdt.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhiannon.banerdt

YouTube: Rhiannonviolin

 

Colin Brookes

Viola: ‘Joachim & Yaeko Bolck’ School of Postiglione, ca. 1880 (on loan from Maestro Foundation); Grancino 1799 (on loan from The Juilliard School)

Bow: Ouchard (on loan from The Juilliard School)

Strings: A Jargar Medium |DGC Thomastik-Infeld Pi

Accessories: Kun Bravo

Schools: Juilliard BM ‘11 | Yale MM ‘13, AD ‘14

Teachers: Heidi Castleman | Misha Amory | Ettore Causa | Nicholas Cords | Larry Dutton | Marylene Gingras-Roy | Roger Chase

Website: colinbbrookes.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colin.brookes.9

Instagram: @colinbbrookes

 

Grace Ho

Cello: Amati, 1642 “Willeke” (on loan from The Juilliard School)

Bow: Isaac Salchow (on loan from Seth Novatt)

Strings: Jagar A and D “Superior” | Spirocore G and C Tungsten medium

Schools: BM ’10 University of North Texas
MM ’12, | DMA ’19 Manhattan School of Music

Teachers: David Geber | Clive Greensmith | Eugene Osadchy

Website:​ ​www.gracehocello.com

Facebook: Grace Ho – 何美恩 – Cellist: https://www.facebook.com/grace.ho.cellist/

Instagram: @grace.meien.ho

YouTube: Grace Ho

 

If you’d like to support the Ulysses during this time, you can donate now at:  https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/ulysses-quartet/campaigns/3508

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