Daniel Chong, violin I
Karen Kim, violin II
Jessica Bodner, viola
Kee-Hyun Kim, cello
The Parker Quartet has been lauded by the New York Times as “something extraordinary”, by the Washington Post as “a quartet that deserves close attention”, and by the Boston Globe for their “fiercely committed performances”. In 2005, the Quartet not only won the Concert Artists Guild Competition, but also captured the Grand Prize and the Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. Most recently, they were named the recipients of the Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2009–2011 seasons. The Quartet has performed extensively throughout the world in venues such as Weill Recital Hall in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; the Musée d’Orsay in Paris; and Angel Place in Sydney, Australia. The Quartet also embraces opportunities to bring their performances to new audiences in non-traditional venues such as bars and clubs. The Quartet’s members hold graduate degrees in performance and chamber music from the New England Conservatory of Music and were part of the NEC’s prestigious Professional String Quartet Training Program.
Parker String Quartet plays Ligeti for Naxos Part 1
Parker String Quartet plays Ligeti for Naxos Part 2
Photo courtesy of Janette Beckman