All four members of the quartet will become Arnhold Fellows, and will have lessons with members of the Juilliard String Quartet

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The Juilliard School in New York has appointed the Argus Quartet as its graduate resident string quartet from September 2017 for an initial period of one year.

All four members of the quartet - violinists Jason Issokson and Clara Kim, violist Dana Kelley and cellist Joann Whang - will become Arnhold Fellows, and as such will have lessons with members of the Juilliard String Quartet, and assist the ensemble with its teaching duties.

Juilliard Arnhold residencies last for one year, but recipients are eligible to return once, for a maximum residency of two years. Upon successful completion of the residency, quartet members are awarded Artist Diplomas in String Quartet Studies at Juilliard.

Formerly the Yale School of Music's fellowship quartet from 2015-17, the Argus Quartet is currently serving as the Ernst Stiefel quartet in residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. The ensemble was one of ten shortlisted groups at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

Former Juilliard quartets in residence include the Aeolus, Afiara, Attacca, Avalon, Biava, Calder, Cassatt, Chiara, Corigliano, Essex, Lark, Maia, Magellan (now renamed the Whitman String Quartet), Miró, St. Lawrence, and Shanghai quartets. This season concludes the Verona Quartet’s Arnhold residency.

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Photo: Ben Gibbs

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