The Kronos: Under 30 Project is a commissioning and mentoring program for young composers under the age of 30. Launched in 2003, the Under 30 Project is designed to help nurture the careers of emerging artists, while enabling Kronos Quartet to forge stronger connections with the next creative generation. Since its inception, five composers from three countries – Alexandra du Bois (USA), Felipe Pérez Santiago (Mexico), Dan Visconti (USA), Aviya Kopelman (Israel), and Mary Kouyoumdjian (USA) – were commissioned. These new works have been championed by Kronos in major venues all over the world and four have been recorded.
The Kronos: Under 30 Project is a program of the Kronos Performing Arts Association, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
ABOUT KRONOS QUARTET
For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet – David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) – has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, and commissioning over 900 works and arrangements for string quartet. The Grammy-winning quartet has also received the Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prizes. The nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association manages all aspects of Kronos’ work, including the commissioning of new works, concert tours and home-season performances, education programs, and an annual Kronos Festival in San Francisco. In 2015, Kronos launched an education initiative, Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, which is commissioning and distributing online for free 50 new works (five by women and five by men, each year for five years) that are designed to train students and emerging professionals.
released April 24, 2013
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello
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