Parker Quartet
Parker Quartet
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Jan 19, 2024

Part of the Winter Chamber Music Festival

Daniel Chong and Ken Hamao, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello 

Internationally recognized for its “fearless, yet probingly beautiful” performances (The Strad), the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet’s numerous honors include wins at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, and a Cleveland Quartet Award. The group is committed to working with composers of today, with recent commissions including works by Augusta Read Thomas, Felipe Lara, Jaehyuck Choi, and Zosha di Castri. In the 2022-23 season, the quartet marked their 20th anniversary with The Beethoven Project, a multi-faceted initiative including performances, commissions, and the creation of a new video library.