Watch the Kronos Quartet Master Class on YouTube

And sign up to play on April 15

The Idaho State University String Quartet with Kronos Cellist Sunny Yang, November 12, 2022

ACMP’s first online master class with the Kronos Quartet on Saturday, November 12, 2022 was a success!

Congratulations to the three groups from Idaho State University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and SUNY New Paltz who performed so beautifully and thank you to Kronos cellist Sunny Yang and founder/first violinist David Harrington for their phenomenal coaching. Sunny and David offered such wonderful insights on three pieces from the Kronos Quartet 50 for the Future library by Missy Mazzoli, Ken Benshoof and Charlton Singleton.

Click on each composer’s name to download the scores and follow along as you watch the master class on YouTube.

The ACMP online master class with the Kronos Quartet

If you are inspired to play for the Kronos Quartet, it’s not too late to sign up for the next online master class on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2pm Eastern on Zoom.

The first step is for you and your group to browse the 50 for the Future Online Library and choose a piece. You can choose any of the pieces except for the three pieces that were already played on November 12 and Angelique Kidjo’s piece, which has already been claimed by a group that has already signed up for the April class.

That leaves about 46 choices. If you are looking for something on the easy-to-medium difficulty end of the spectrum, members of KPAA’s educational team compiled this:

Shortlist of easy to intermediate level pieces

Guillermo Galindo / Remote Control

Raven Chacon / The Journey of the Horizontal People

Soo Yeon Lyuh / Yessori 

Aleksandra Vrebalov / My Desert, My Rose 

Missy Mazzoli / Enthusiasm Strategies

Aftab Darvishi / Daughters of Sol 

Nicole Lizée / Another Living Soul  

Jlin / Little Black Book

Merlijn Twaalfhoven / Play 

Fodé Lassana Diabaté / Sunjata’s Time 

SAXOPHONE ALERT: There is an arrangement of Fodé Lassana Diabaté’s piece Sunjata’s Time for saxophone quartet. Saxophonists will get first dibs on this work! Parts for the arrangement are not up on the Kronos site, but ACMP can obtain them for you.

Once you have chosen a piece and confirmed all four members of your quartet, you are ready to sign up for the April 15 class

SIGN UP TO PLAY FOR THE KRONOS QUARTET

Joining the class as an audience member

Save the date and stay tuned! Once I have all the ensembles lined up, I will share links to sign up as an audience member for each class. The April 15 class will also be live-streamed on YouTube.

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