Formed in 2008, the Mivos Quartet has closely collaborated with international composers, regularly commissioning and premiering new works. In 2013 the quartet‘s two-week residency at the Aldeburgh Festival in the U.K. inspired them to perform works by British composers, and their Phillips debut fuses British works of contrasting periods and styles.
Thomas Adès (b. 1971)
William Byrd (1540–1623)
Selections from the Mass in Four Voices (arr. Joshua Modney)
Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
String Quartet No. 3
The Mivos Quartet, an “accomplished, admirably broad-minded young string quartet” (New York Times), is devoted to performing the works of contemporary composers, presenting new music to diverse audiences. Since the quartet's beginnings in 2008 they have performed, commissioned and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding group of international composers who represent multiple aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. The quartet’s international performing schedule has included appearances at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music (Darmstadt, Germany), Asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf, Germany), Concerti Aperitivo (Udine, Italy), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), and Aldeburgh Music (UK). Beyond expanding the string quartet repertoire, Mivos is committed to working with guest artists, collaborating on multi-media projects, exploring group improvisation, and supporting young musicians through educational activities. Mivos’ forthcoming album (Spring 2013) on Carrier Records will feature works by Alex Mincek, David Franzson, Felipe Lara, and Wolfgang Rihm.
The Mivos Quartet perform an exerpt from Helmut Lachenmann's String Quartet No. 3