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renowned for its passionate musicality.impressive technique and multicultural innovations,the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles.its elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of western repertoire,allowing it to traverse musical genres form traditional Chinese folk music and master-pieces of western music to cutting-edge contemporary works.
Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983,the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world's mist distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe,North America and Asia.Recent performances have ranged from the international Music Festival of Seoul and Beijing to the Festival Pablo Casals in France.Beethoven Festival in Poland,Yerevan Festival in Armenia and Cartagena Interna-tional Music Festival in Colombia,as well as numerous concerts in all regions of North America.The Quartet has appeared at Carnegie Hall in chamber performances and with orchestra；in 2006 they gave the premiere of Takuma Itoh's Concerto for Quartet and Orchestra in Carnegie Hail's Isaac Stern Auditorium,Among innumerable collaborations with noted artists,they have performed with the Tokyo,Juilliard and Guarneri Quartets,Yo-Yo Ma,Lynn Harrell,Menahem Pressler,Peter Serkin,Jean-Yves Thibaudet,Wu Man and Chanticleer,They have been regular performers at many of the leading chamber music festival in North America including Santa Fe and Ottawa.
The Quarter has a long history of championing new music and juxtaposing Eastern and Western sounds Important commissions and premieres include works by Lowell Lieberman,Sebastian Currier.Lei Liang.Marc Neikrug and Zhou Long.The 2011-12 season brought premieres of Bright Sheng's Dance Capriccio for Piano Quintet with pianist Peter Serkin and sweet Suite,piano quintet by Stephen Prutsman.Dan Welcher's Museon Polemos for double quartet will premiere in September 2012 with the Miro Quartet at the university of Texas at Austin.A concerto dor string quartet and symphony orchestra.
by Korean composer by jeajoon Ryu will premiere in 2013 as part of the quartet's.