Daedalus Quartet


“Seamless and deeply satisfying… Unflagging enthusiasm and depth.”
The Buffalo News

“Possessed of a quiet not of this realm, [they] brought to their program incredible refinement and emotionality. Every note, it seemed, came packed with feeling, functioning in some small way as an element in a larger musical drama. … Where the composer asked for delicacy, the artists shifted onto their musical tiptoes, and where emotion was in order, they struck a sublime balance between demure and saccharine. In short, they lived up to their namesake, the mythological master craftsman. Like his creations for the gods, their performances were simply stunning.”
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 4 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall

Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violins 
Jessica Thompson, viola 
Thomas Kraines, ‘cello

Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. In the eleven years of its existence the Quartet has performed in many of the world’s leading musical venues; in the United States and Canada these include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Great Performers series), the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Boston’s Gardner Museum, as well as on major series in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Abroad the ensemble has been heard in such famed locations as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and in leading venues in Japan.


Daedalus Quartet Concert Program

String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro con brio
Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Scherzo: Allegro molto

String Quartet No. 1 “The Kreutzer Sonata” – Leoš Janáček
Con moto
Con moto
Con moto
Con moto


String Quartet in E minor – Giuseppe Verdi
Scherzo fuga – Allegro assai mosso