’Over time, we’ve come to realise that our paths are leading us in different directions…this is the best decision for the four of us, and therefore also for Spektral’
The Chicago-based Spektral Quartet have announced its 2021/22 season will be its last.
The quartet, consisting of violinists Clara Lyon and Maeve Feinberg and founding members, violist Doyle Armbrust and cellist Russell Rolen, announced the decision in a statement, ’Over time, we’ve come to realise that our paths are leading us in different directions. As one might imagine, the reasons for this are complex and numerous. We believe that given our circumstances, this is the best decision for the four of us, and therefore also for Spektral’
It continues, ’Over the past eleven years, we have endeavoured to become more than your friendly neighbourhood string quartet. We believe in art-making as a form of building community, and have tried to put this into practice with a seriousness of purpose and a welcoming embrace, and always with a side of whimsy. We recognise just how fortunate we are to have pursued such meaningful projects and contributed to the cultural fabric of our great city of Chicago with the artistic, financial, and moral support of so many of you. And so we wish to express our profound gratitude’
The quartet thanks its collaborators, members, board of directors, staff, as well as its audience and listeners, reassuring them of the series of performances, premieres, workshops and recordings until the end of the season.
The Spektral Quartet are multi-Grammy Award nominees, performing and connecting traditional and contemporary string quartet works. Its most recent recording Enigma consists of music by the Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, written especially for the quartet.
Read: Spektral Quartet: Enigma