ANNIVERSARY TIMELINE

250th of the string quartet // 25th of the Miró Quartet

1764

Haydn's Op. 1 published by La Chevardière in Paris.

1995

Miró Quartet founded at Oberlin College Conservatory.

1782-85

Mozart composes his six quartets dedicated to Haydn.

1998

Miró Quartet wins first prize at the Banff International String Quartet competition.

1800-1826

Beethoven composes his monumental cycle of sixteen quartets.

1998-2000

Miró Quartet serves as teaching assistants to the Juilliard Quartet at the Juilliard School.

1830

The Müller Quartet becomes world's first professional touring string quartet.

2000

Miró Quartet wins the Naumberg Chamber Music Award.

1845

The Beethoven Quartet Society of London presents performances of the first complete Beethoven cycle in England.

2003

Miró Quartet becomes the first chamber ensemble to receive an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

1869-1907

Joachim String Quartet is formed, performs first Beethoven Quartet Cycle in Berlin, and premieres all three quartets by Brahms.

2003

Miró Quartet is named quartet-in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music.

1894

The Kneisel Quartet (1885-1917) - the first professional touring quartet in the United States - premieres Dvorak's “American" quartet in Boston.

2005

Miró Quartet records first album of the Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle (Op. 18 No. 1-6).

1923

Flonzaley Quartet (1902-1929) performs their first live radio broadcast concert for RCA from studios in New York that is heard around the United States.

2012-13

Miró Quartet commissions and premieres Kevin Puts' Concerto for Quartet and Orchestra "How Wild the Sea" with five orchestras around the United States.

1935

Kolisch Quartet (1921-1944) performs the world premiere - by memory - of Bartok's Quartet No. 5 at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

2015

"Transcendence Project” - Miró Quartet releases a documentary movie of Schubert's Quartet in G major, D. 887 and holds international educational video competition.

1946

Robert Mann founds the Juilliard Quartet (1946-present) - in residence at the Juilliard School - to begin the longest running string quartet career in history.

2020

Miró Quartet 25th anniversary: Quartet Archive Project and Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle recording to be released.