New York Philharmonic String Quartet

Opus 3 Artists is pleased to welcome the New York Philharmonic String Quartet to our distinguished roster of chamber ensembles. The newly formed ensemble is comprised of New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey. 
The New York Philharmonic String Quartet will make its debut as the solo ensemble in John Adams’s Absolute Jest, in celebration of the composer’s 70th birthday year, in New York, March 9–11, 2017, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The ensemble will reprise the work on the Orchestra’s Spring  2017 European tour: they will perform at London’s Barbican Centre as part of the Philharmonic’s third residency at the Barbican Centre under the auspices of its International Associates initiative, and at the newly opened Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. During the tour the New York Philharmonic String Quartet will also perform Dvorák’s String Quartet in F major, American, at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Chamber Music Hall following the Orchestra’s concert earlier that evening. In July 2017 the ensemble will perform during the Philharmonic’s annual summer residency at Bravo! Vail. In the 2017–18 season, the ensemble will make its New York recital debut at 92nd Street Y on November 12, 2017, performing Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor; Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4; and Dvorák’s String Quartet in F major, American; the performance will be co-presented by the New York Philharmonic and 92nd Street Y.
 All four members are multiple prize winners, have appeared as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras around the world, and have appeared frequently in the Philharmonic’s chamber music series at David Geffen Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.