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
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