The Quartet Project
The Quartet Project is a six-volume collection of graduated string quartets by composer Geoffrey
Hudson. Modeled on Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos, the Quartet Project aims to create a significant addition
to the string quartet literature by introducing contemporary music into the repertoire of musicians of all ages
from the outset of their chamber music studies.
The Quartet Project encompasses the
commissioning, workshop-testing, and
publication of approximately 3 ½ hours of
new music for string quartet. To date,
Geoffrey Hudson has composed more than 100 miniature quartet movements,
most of which have been tested already by young quartets in workshops
across the United States. More than 50 young quartets have played Quartet
Project music in the last year.
Publication of the full collection—120 miniatures plus six full-length string
quartets—is slated for 2012.
International response to the Quartet Project has been enthusiastic. Click
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