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Biography

Quartet Senza Misura strives to promote the music of our time while providing fresh perspectives to the standard repertory. Within two years since its conception, Senza Misura has taken its "whip-smart" ( Alex Ross, The New Yorker ) performances to a wide variety of venues such as The Stone, Le Poisson Rouge, Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Center, and Terrace Theater of The Kennedy Center.

Recent highlights include a number of events and collaborations. Quartet Senza Misura performed as solo quartet with the Metropolis Ensemble at Le Poisson Rouge. A Phillips Collection debut followed soon after in collaboration with harpist Bridget Kibbey. Senza Misura performed Philip Glass’ fifth string quartet for the composer at Juilliard’s 109th  Commencement ceremony where he was honored. Similarly, the quartet collaborated with pianist Jerome Lowenthal for a performance of Samuel Adler’s Piano Quintet in celebration of the composer’s 85th birthday.

Internationally, Senza Misura gave a series of performances and masterclasses in the summer of 2013 at the Festival de Música de Cámara at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory of Music in Caracas, Venezuela. In March 2014, the quartet joined violist Richard O’Neill in South Korea for his 10th anniversary performance tour.

Each member of Quartet Senza Misura is establishing vivid, individual careers as well. Violinist Siwoo Kim has made concerto debuts at Carnegie Hall & Walt Disney Hall and gave the world premiere of Samuel Adler’s Violin Concerto; Violinist Francisco Fullana made his debut with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and will be performing with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; Violist Danny Kim recently won a trial with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and is the violist of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW; Cellist Jay Campbell is the winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild auditions and made his debut with the New York Philharmonic. All four are participants at the Marlboro Music Festival.

In September 2012, these four musicians were graduate students at The Juilliard School. They found each other through their mutual desire to form a string quartet in order to explore the vast literature available for the genre. Enthusiastically encouraged by coaches Ida Kavafian & Ronald Copes and the Juilliard chamber music department, the group made a commitment as “Quartet Senza Misura” and embarked on an active performing career, which started with a live broadcast performance on WQXR for the Beethoven String Quartet Marathon.

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