University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program

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Announcing UISQRP’s 2017/18 Season

The Chiara Quartet with Soyeon Lee, piano

September 30 – October 6, 2017   

“The Chiara’s deeply personalized performance felt so vital.”  The New York Times

“Ms. Lee draws the listener into her playing through the involvement, intelligence and utter sincerity she brings to everything she touches.”    The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)




The JACK Quartet  – November 12-17, 2017

“The JACK Quartet has received such praise for its involvement with new music that it’s easy to take for granted how superbly accomplished these players are.”   The New York Times.

The JACK residency is a UISQRP and UI’s Center for New Music collaboration.


JACK Photo Credit: Sherwin Lainez


The Elias Quartet – February 27-March 7, 2018

“There’s something intoxicating about the Elias String Quartet….Intensely absorbing, exquisitely considered….stunning.”  Philadelphia Inquirer

The Elias Quartet Residency is a UISQRP/Hancher collaboration.  This residency is also supported in part by funding from the Ida Cordelia Beam Visiting Professorships ProgramElias Photo.jpg

Photo Credit: David Shaprio, Benjamin Ealovega and Ettore Causa


 The Cecilia Quartet – April 15-21, 2018

“…inner feeling seemed to pour from Cecilia’s radiant performance, one infectiously lyrical and poignantly serene…the effect was magical.”   Peter Jacobi, Bloomington Herald Times








UISQRP and UI chamber music students in the news

We have been fortunate to get some wonderful press during our first several years.  Take a moment to visit the links to see what people are saying about our new program and our students.

November 13, 2013 – Cedar Rapids Gazette – link

November 13, 2013  – Press Citizen – link

November 6, 2013 – Iowa Now – link

October 10, 2013 – IowaNow – link

October 5, 2013 – Press Citizen – link

October 10, 2012 – IowaNow –link

October 29, 2012 – uimusic – link

March 2, 2013 – Iowa Public Radio’s “Iowa Arts Showcase” – link

April 26, 2013 – IowaNow – link

May 5, 2013 – IowaNow –link