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Winter 2024
Kronos Quartet Photo: Lenny Gonzalez
Features | February 15, 2024
The Still-Rising Sun
A half-century ago, Kronos Quartet announced a new day for chamber music. That day is far from done.
Winter 2024
The Cleveland Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1969. Left to right: violist Martha Strongin Katz, cellist Paul Katz, and violinists Donald Weilerstein and Peter Salaff.
Features | February 15, 2024
The Spark that Stays Lit
The legacy of the Cleveland Quartet lives on, in large part through an award in its name.
Winter 2024
Features | February 15, 2024
Drop Everything, Embrace Change
A cellist and composer reflects on his personal road to two remarkable opportunities, and the view they afford.
Winter 2024
JACK Quartet Seated with a White Background Credit: Shervin Lainez
Features | February 14, 2024
The Growing Never Stops
In league with well-known, lesser-known, and even unknown composers, 20 years on, the JACK Quartet continues to expand and tr
Winter 2024
Hancock at the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz's Vocals Competition 2015. Photo: Steve Mundinger/Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
Features | February 14, 2024
The Complete Herbie
It is nearly impossible to sum up Herbie Hancock’s ambition and influence as a pianist, composer, and small-ensemble leader.
Fall 2023
Features | November 2, 2023
Whose Excellence?
Composer, educator, pianist, MacArthur Genius Vijay Iyer shares his perspective.
Fall 2023
Pianist Van Cliburn in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory during the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition in 1958.
Features | November 2, 2023
In it to Win It
What do chamber music competitions tell us?
Fall 2023
Features | November 2, 2023
Gold Standards and Ineffable Qualities
How do notions of excellence figure into writing and thinking about music?
Fall 2023
Features | November 1, 2023
Briefly Glimpsing Excellence, Along the Way
An essay on excellence, written by Ambrose Akinmusire.
Summer 2023
Features | August 14, 2023
Setting New Standards
Three novel programs approach longstanding issues of approach longstanding issues of gender inequity head-on.
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