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The Attacca Quartet will serve as the inaugural ensemble-in-residence for Texas State University’s School of Music during the 2016-2017 season.

The quartet will give performances, collaborate with Texas State’s music faculty and provide a unique opportunity for students to work closely with an internationally touring ensemble.

The Attacca Quartet will present concerts on Nov. 8 and April 4 in the Texas State University Performing Arts Center on campus.

The quartet will also rehearse and perform side-by-side with Texas State students for a chamber orchestra concert April 8. During both the November and April residencies, the quartet members will also coach student quartets, work with student composers writing for their instruments and meet with children in the community-outreach program Texas State String Project.

The Attacca Quartet has established a reputation as one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. Its list of accomplishments includes first prize at the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, Listeners’ Choice Award at the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award, the Arthur Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association and the Lotos Prize in the Arts.

Previous engagements include a season as the quartet in residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Attacca Quartet formed at The Juilliard School in 2003. Violenists Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga; viola player Nathan Schram and cellist Andrew Yee made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall‘s Weill Recital Hall.

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