The Sphinx Organization-founded ensemble will receive representation throughout North, Central and South America

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The Catalyst Quartet © Ricardo Quinones

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Arts Management Group (AMG) has signed the Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet for representation throughtout North, Central and South America. The quartet was founded in 2010 by the Sphinx Organization and comprises violinists Karla Donehew Perez and Abi Fayette, violist Paul Laraia, and cellist Karlos Rodriguez, who are graduates of The Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, and the New England Conservatory.

Since its founding, the quartet has enjoyed regular touring schedules across the United States, including a second season as 2023-24 artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and sold-out performances at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Harris Theater in Chicago, the New World Center in Miami, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The group has also held the ensemble-in-residence position at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon. The ensemble won a Grammy Award in 2018 for its album, Dreams and Daggers with vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant.

The Catalyst Quartet has instigated the UNCOVERED project, an annual series of albums on Azica Records highlighting works from African-American composers, including Florence Price, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, George Walker, and William Grant Still. Each yearly volume – often with collaborations with artists such as Anthony McGill, Stewart Goodyear, and Michelle Cann – brings to light pieces from composers across eras of classical music, providing sound recordings of compositions not frequently performed in modern concert halls.