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 here to see what people are saying.