As part of the Artist Diploma programme the Ulysses Quartet will study with the members of the Juilliard String Quartet

Ulysses String Quartet

Ulysses Quartet (clockwise from left): Christina Bouey, Colin Brookes, Rhiannon Banerdt and Grace Ho.

The New York-based Ulysses Quartet is to become the Juilliard School’s new graduate resident string quartet this September, taking over from the Argus Quartet, which has held the position since Autumn 2017.

Comprising violinists Christina Bouey and Rhiannon Banerdt, violist Colin Brookes and cellist Grace Ho, the Ulysses Quartet was founded in the summer of 2015 before going on to win first prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2016, and the Schoenfeld International String Competition in 2018.

As part of the Artist Diploma programme, the ensemble will study with the members of the Juilliard String Quartet, whom they will assist with chamber music and teaching duties. They also receive stipends and free tuition, participate in the annual Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and perform an annual New York recital in Alice Tully Hall. 

Former Graduate Quartets in Residence on this programme, which was established in 1986, include the Aeolus, Afiara, Attacca, Avalon, Biava, Calder, Cassatt, Chiara, Colorado, Corigliano, Essex, Lark, Magellan, Maia, Mirò, Shanghai, St. Lawrence and Verona Quartets.