CMA Residency

Artaria is delighted to be joined with the Reif Arts Council of Grand Rapids, MN in a Chamber Music America “Residency Partnership” Grant in January and March of 2016, serving the Itasca Strings Program, Grand Rapids Area Library, Elkington Middle School, Pleasant Seasons Nursing Home, Forest Lake and Murphy Elementary, the Veteran of Foreign Wars Club, KAXE Radio, Grand Itasca Clinic, and the WMCA. Among a variety of well-planned activities, the Artaria String Quartet  presents select repertoire and a community discussion about their history, composition and outreach, teams up with a local gypsy jazz musician  for a unique jam session, and performs for local senior citizens at Grand Rapids' brand new YMCA Active Learning Center. In a special event, which culminates the extensive residency, student chamber ensembles who have mentored with the Artaria String Quartet will share the stage on the Reif Center stage.


Check the ASQ calendar for dates, times, and locations for all events.





Program I - “Music of the Great War”

Music by Bartok & Elgar
Béla Bartók Quartet No.2
Elgar Piano Quintet

Sep. 20, 2015 Wayzata Community Church 3pm

Oct. 04, 2015 *Sundin Music Hall 3pm

*Season Tickets = $60

*Individual Tickets = $17

Program I Notes
by Lucy Miller

Program II - “Politically Incorrect”

Music by Shostakovich & Weinberg
Mieczyslaw Weinberg Quartet No.4 Op.20
Dmitri Shostakovich Quartet No.3 Op.73

Nov.15, 2015 Sundin Music Hall 3pm

Nov.29, 2015 Wayzata Community Church 3pm Program II Notes by Lucy Miller

"I was a very young child during World War Two, only 5 years old when the war ended.  I didn't understand much about the war at the time but I was sensitive to the emotions, concerns and sorrows of the adults around me. The Weinberg string quartet that you played tonight accurately captured the feelings that I sensed at that time and I was back in the early 40's again. It was thrilling.  Thank you so much." ~ Audience member

Program III - “It's Revolutionary”

Music by Beethoven & Stravinsky 
L. van Beethoven Quartet in F major, Op.59/1

Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for Quartet
Feb. 21, 2016 Wayzata Community Church 3pm
Feb. 28, 2016 Sundin Music Hall 3pm

Program III Notes by Lucy Miller

Program IV - “Conscientious Objections”
Music by Mozart & Britten
Wolfgang Mozart Quartet in G major, K.387
Benjamin Britten Quartet No.2

May 08, 2016 Wayzata Community Church 3pm

May 15, 2016 Sundin Music Hall 3pm

Program IV Notes by Lucy Miller



The Artaria Chamber Music School announces the FALL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT.
Come hear the future!


ACMS 2015-16 Calendar
Now Up

The ACMS calendar which includes all important performance and masterclass events for the year is now up and running.





Artaria's latest Cd - music by Mozart & Shostakovich


Legacy Projects

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About Us

The Artaria String Quartet has been learning, playing, teaching, and living in the chamber music world since 1986. We are passionate about string quartets and all the important thoughts and ideas that composers have imbedded in these 4-part scores. Click this link to find out more about us!

"What a stunning performance, quieting me to appreciation for such music and such glorious talent" - Note sent from audience member
“The precision of execution was striking. It gave the excellent Artaria String Quartet a chance to do some beautifully keen, precise, self-possessed playing. Artaria's Bartok Fifth was sure, eager, and understanding.” — Richard Buell, Boston Globe
“Nationally acclaimed, Artaria performed with exquisite refinement. Their technical skills cannot be overstated.” — Carol Winfield, Newport Express
That's what they said!