Friction Quartet: YCIW’s Newest Ensemble Partner
We are thrilled to welcome Friction Quartet as one of our Ensemble Partners. Based in San Francisco, they will be collaborating with YCIW participating schools in the Bay Area. The first composers FQ will work with are 3rd and 4th graders at the Nueva School.
Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “stunningly passionate” (Calgary Herald) and “chillingly effective” (San Francisco Examiner), exists to modernize the chamber music experience and expand the string quartet repertoire. Friction achieves this mission by commissioning new works, curating imaginative programs, collaborating with artists, and presenting interactive educational outreach. Joshua Kosman (San Francisco Chronicle) declared that Friction Quartet is “an artist who should be discovered” and described their performance as “high-octane music making…a fine blend of rhythmic ferocity and tonal flair.”
Because Friction Quartet combines the highest level of artistry with a deep commitment to building bridges with young audiences, YCIW is excited to partner with them to help move our mission forward.