US violist Peter Dudek joins the New York-based string quartet

Ulysses Quartet photo credit Lara St. John

The Ulysses Quartet © Lara St. John

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The Ulysses Quartet has announced the appointment of its new violist, Peter Dudek. Dudek assumes the role from violist Colin Brookes, and joins violinists Christina Bouey and Rhiannon Banerdt, and cellist Grace Ho.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, US, Dudek trained at the University of Michigan and the Juilliard School, studying with Toby Appel, Roger Tapping, Yizhak Schotten, and Molly Carr. He has won competitions including the Discover National Chamber Music Competition, the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In addition to performing, Dudek is an active teacher and a music theory teaching assistant at the Juilliard School.

The Ulysses Quartet was established in 2015 and has won notable competitions including the Schoenfield International String Competition, the Vietnam International Music Competition, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

‘We are thrilled to welcome Peter, who is one of the most exciting up-and-coming musical talents today. We greatly appreciate his versatility in performance, brilliant virtuosity, infectious enthusiasm, and rich soulful music-making,’ the quartet announced. ‘We also bid farewell to violist Colin Brookes with gratitude for his artistry and vision as a founding member of our quartet, with fond wishes for his continued success.’

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