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Parker Quartet Chamber Music Residency

Our Chamber Music Residency with the world-renowned Parker Quartet brings a series of public concerts, masterclasses, community outreach and special opportunities for chamber music enthusiasts each fall and spring.

The Parker Quartet has been called "something extraordinary"

— The New York Times

2022-23 Residency



Parker Quartet Concert 

Thursday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall

Free Family Concert

Sunday, October 9, 5:30 p.m
Darla Moore School of Business Johnson Hall

Masterclass Schedule

Friday, October 7
Chamber Music Masterclass, 1:00 p.m.

School of Music Recital Hall

Instrumental Masterclass, 7:30 p.m.
Violin room 210 and 006
Viola, room 232
Cello, room 016

About the Parker Quartet

Inspiring performances, luminous sound and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet (Daniel Chong and Ken Hamao, violins; Jessica Bodner, viola, Kee-Hyun Kim, cello).

Renowned for their dynamic, compelling interpretations, expansive colors, and varied repertoire ranging from classical to romantic to new music, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.

In demand worldwide, the quartet has appeared at distinguished venues, series and festivals throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe and South Korea since its founding in 2002.

Founded and currently based in Boston, the Parker Quartet’s numerous honors include winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at France’s Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, and Chamber Music America’s prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award.

Now Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music, as well as in residence at USC School of Music, the Quartet’s numerous residencies have included serving as Artists-in-Residence at the University of St. Thomas, Quartet-in-Residence artists at the University of Minnesota, Quartet-in-Residence with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and as the first-ever Artists-in-Residence with Minnesota Public Radio (2009-2010).

For more information about the Parker Quartet, visit their website.

About the Chamber Music Residency

This Quartet-in-Residence Program has received support from the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund, grants from the UofSC Provost's Office, and donations including an anonymous $100,000 challenge gift to create a permanent endowment for the string quartet residency, the Jesselson Family Endowment Fund.

Our goal is to match this gift dollar for dollar in order to receive the full amount, bringing the total Endowment to $200,000. Please let us know if you would be interested in helping us to meet this challenge!

For more information, contact Audra Vaz.

Chamber Events

Freeman Sundays @3:

Sunday, Sep. 11, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: $15 adults; $10 seniors, USC faculty and staff; $5 students

Ears Wide Open Concert

Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

Parker Quartet Concert

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

Location: School of Music 206 Recital Hall

Cost: n/a

Parker Quartet Concert

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022

Location: Darla Moore School of Business 101 - Johnson Performance Hall

Cost: n/a

Ears Wide Open Concert

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022

Location: See Description for Event Location.

Cost: Free

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