Pioneering all-female ensemble based in New York will be playing final concerts in 2019


The Lark Quartet
Photo: Alicia Hansen

The Lark Quartet will be disbanding at the end of the 2018/19 season after a 34-year presence on the US and international concert stage.

Founded in 1985, the quartet has remained all-female through a number of changes in personnel. It’s current members are Deborah Buck and Basia Danilow, violins, Kathryn Lockwood, viola, and Caroline Stinson, cello.

It’s commissioning activity over the years has lead to over 30 works by contemporary American composers, including the Pulitzer Prize winning Quartet no. 2 by Aaron Jay Kernis.

The quartet’s 30th anniversary season was marked with the commission of four new works from Kenji Bunch, John Harbison, Andrew Waggoner and Anna Weesner which will be recorded for a final album release in 2019 – adding to catalogue on labels including DECCA/Argo, Arabesque, Bridge, ERI, Endeavor and Koch. 

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Watch: The Lark Quartet performs the first movement of Haydn’s ‘Lark’ quartet