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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, master classes, community outreach and special opportunities for chamber music enthusiasts each fall and spring.

The Parker Quartet has been called "something extraordinary"

by The New York Times.


2021-22 Residency

Concerts will be pre-recorded and streamed followed by a live Q&A post-concert conversation. Read about the Residency.

Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, for everyone's safety, no in-person audiences are allowed for indoor performances at this time.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 | School of Music Recital Hall

Schubert Quartettsatz
Zosha Di Castri Quartet No.1
Kurtág Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, for String Quartet,
Op. 28 Schumann Quartet No. 3 in A Major

Sunday Family Concert

5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17

Darla Moore School of Business, Johnson Hall

Adolphus Hailstork Adagio
Glass Quartet No.3 "Mishima"
Smetana Quartet No.1 in E minor, "From My Life"

Watch on YouTube

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 Residency Partnership Program is supported by the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. A grant from the provost office brought them to USC for the first residency year and subsequent years have been supported with donations, including an anonymous $100,000 challenge gift to create a permanent endowment for the string quartet residency.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.