University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program

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Announcing UISQRP’s 2016/17 Season

Coming Home!


The Lark Quartet with Yousif Sheronick – October 15-21, 2016

The Lark Quartet is joined by percussionist and University of Iowa alumni Yousif Sheronick.  Their concert will include a world premiere of Kenji Bunch’s  Megalopolis: Three Urban Landscapes for string quartet and percussion – a co-commission with the Lark Quartet and the UI String Quartet Residency Program.  The Lark/Sheronick residency is a UISQRP/UI Percussion collaboration.

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Photo Credits: Sari Goodfriend (Yousif Sheronick)


The JACK Quartet with Ari Streisfeld, violin; Kevin McFarland, cello and Volkan Orhon, bass – December 5-9, 2016

The JACK Quartet welcomes two new members and joins old friends for this very special concert.  JACK is joined by former members Ari Streisfeld and Kevin McFarland and UI Bass Professor Volkan Orhon for what promises to be an extraordinary evening.  The JACK residency is a UISQRP and UI’s Center for New Music collaboration.



JACK Photo Credit: Sherwin Lainez


The Ying Quartet with pianist Billy Childs – February 6-11, 2017

An Iowa favorite, the Ying Quartet returns to Iowa City for a week-long residency and a performance in Hancher’s beautiful new hall.  The Quartet will be joined by pianist and composer Billy Childs.   The Ying/Billy Childs residency is a collaboration with Hancher and is supported by the Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program.



Photo Credit: Vanessa Briceco-Scherzer


 The Arianna Quartet – March 29-31, 2017

The Arianna Quartet will be joined by University of Iowa String Faculty for a concert that will include Mendelssohn’s brilliant Octet.   The Arianna Quartet residency is being supported in part by a generous gift from Linda and Rick Maxson.



The Ariel Quartet with Orion Weiss, piano – April 9-14, 2017

The Ariel Quartet is joined by Orion Weiss for a performance that is not to be missed!









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