The Los Angeles-based Argus Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 and already maintains an active concert schedule, both in the U.S. and abroad. In their short time together, the quartet has been invited to perform on several concert series, including Laguna Beach Live! and the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam. They have worked with some of the finest chamber musicians in the country, including Clive Greensmith, Paul Katz, Donald McInnes, and Peter Salaff, and were recently accepted as one of a handful of quartets to attend the Juilliard String Quartet seminar held in New York City.
Beyond its commitment to performing chamber music at the highest level, the Argus Quartet aims to engage audiences in unique ways – performing in dive bars or clubs, giving casual home concerts, presenting storytelling along with music, live Tweeting performances, and presenting visual media.
The Argus Quartet is deeply committed to contemporary music, and much of their repertoire consists of new works. The quartet collaborates closely with composers through rehearsal, workshops, and master classes. The pieces premiered by the Argus Quartet run the compositional gamut: from indeterminate works, to electronic music, to new music choreographed with dance. The quartet’s members include Jason Issokson, Violin, Clara Kim, Violin, Diana Wade, Viola, and Joann Whang, cello.
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