A special collaboration concert between the Kronos Quartet and Korean musician Soo Yeon Lyuh.
For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 60 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world's most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 900 works and arrangements for string quartet.
Soo Yeon Lyuh is a haegeum (Korean two-string fiddle) player, composer and improviser. Rigorously trained in court and folk repertories from a young age, Lyuh is known for her masterful performances of new compositions for the haegeum. In Korea, she served as a member of the National Gugak Center’s new music troupe for over a decade. Deeply invested in exploring new musical possibilities via improvisation, Lyuh seeks to continually expand contemporary haegeum possibilities through work with new media and technology.
There will be a pre-show Q&A with Soo Yeon Luh moderated by Hyo Han, Director of Performing Arts; Korean Cultural Center New York.
“Its adventurous, undecorous approach to programming and cross-cultural collaborations planted the seed for a new generation of innovative string quartets... as well as inspired individual artists to reimagine musical parameters.”
The New York Times