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Catalyst Quartet

 

We are the catalyst

HAILED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AT THEIR CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT AS “INVARIABLY ENERGETIC AND FINELY BURNISHED…PLAYING WITH EARTHY VIGOR,” CATALYST QUARTET IS COMPRISED OF TOP LAUREATES AND ALUMNI OF THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED SPHINX COMPETITION. KNOWN FOR “RHYTHMIC ENERGY, POLYPHONIC CLARITY AND TIGHT ENSEMBLE-PLAYING,” THE ENSEMBLE HAS TOURED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD, INCLUDING SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCES AT THE KENNEDY CENTER IN WASHINGTON DC, AT CHICAGO’S HARRIS THEATER, MIAMI’S NEW WORLD CENTER AND STERN AUDITORIUM AT CARNEGIE HALL. THE QUARTET HAS ALSO APPEARED AS CONCERTO SOLOISTS WITH THE BOGOTÁ FILHARMÓNICA, THE SPHINX VIRTUOSI, AND THE ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. 

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UNCOVERED

We need your donations in order to bring this album to the world. Works by historic black composers Florence B. Price, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, and Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, recorded by the Catalyst Quartet with clarinetist Anthony McGuill and pianist Stewart Goodyear.

Bach/Gould Project

The Catalyst Quartet's own arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations for string quartet, paired with Glenn Gould's only major composition-- his String Quartet Op. 1.  

Dreams and Daggers

The Catalyst Quartet can be heard in collaboration with Cecile McLorin Salvant and her Jazz trio on the Grammy winning Album-- "Dreams and Daggers"

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Bandoneon Y Cuerdas

The Catalyst Quartet's newest album is now available, Bandoneon Y Cuerdas.  The album features a collaboration with Argentinian Bandoneon player and composer, J.P. Jofre.