September, 2016 [MusicWeb-International.com]
“What is striking in these recordings from the Boston-based Parker Quartet is exactly the sense of energy that they produce. From the very first bars of Quartet No 3, they set out their stall as players of assurance and élan. These are young players, confident and commanding. In general, their tempos are quicker than those of almost any rivals on disc, yet they do justice [to] the quieter and more reflective moments of these works. What they do very well is to bring out the sudden contrasts which are part of Mendelssohn’s method. I was struck by how effectively they are able to develop musical arguments – beautiful phrases are part of developed paragraphs, integrated into an overall vision. To do this requires the virtuosity and insight on display here.
Outstanding performances are matched by an impeccable quality of recording. Each part is clear while maintaining a sense of listening to each of the other players.
There are many excellent recordings of the Mendelssohn quartets out there, including from the Emerson and Melos Quartets on DG, and the interesting, rather meditative accounts from the New Zealand Quartet on Naxos. For me, this new release goes straight to the head of the list of favourites. I hope to hear much more from this talented group, not least the other Mendelssohn quartets.” read the full article
June 5, 2016 [The Boston Music Intelligencer]
Rockport, Pressler, Parker Superb read the full article
March 11, 2015 [STRINGS Magazine]
Parker Quartet to Visit the University of South Carolina read the full article
March, 2015 [STRINGS Magazine]
Address the Fundamentals read the full article
October 02, 2014[The Boston Globe]
Parker Quartet opens Harvard residency with style read the full article
May 19, 2014[Parker Quartet on American Public Media's Performance Today]
Tune in on Monday, May 19, to hear the Parker Quartet on American Public Media's Performance Today. The quartet’s March 2012 in studio performance of Brahms' String Quartet No. 2 in a minor, Op. 51, No. 2 will be aired and featured on the site.
The Parker Quartet performed the Brahms in studio in St. Paul, MN, where they spent much of their time between 2008 to 2013 as Quartet-in-Residence with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (2008-2010), as the first-ever Artists-in-Residence with Minnesota Public Radio (2009-2010) and as visiting artists at the University of Minnesota (2011-2012).
Performance Today airs at different times on radio stations all over the country. For more specific information regarding broadcast times near you, please visit the Performance Today website. The show audio is also available on their website beginning at 9 a.m. ET and for seven days following the broadcast. website
February 2, 2014[Times Union]
Review: Parker String Quartet @ Kiggins Hall 2/1/14 read the full article
December 21, 2013[The Washington Post]
Parker Quartet uses Stradivari treasures to splendid effect at Library of Congress read the full article
November 19, 2013[Pittsburgh Tribune]
Parker Quartet makes strong debut in Pittsburgh. read the full article
October 8, 2013[Harvard Gazette] Parker Quartet named Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence at Harvard University Music Department read the full article
April 26, 2013[News] University of South Carolina Announces 2013 Quartet-in-Residence read the full article
March 7, 2013[Interview] MPR Radio Stream with Jeremy Gill
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