The Argus Quartet has been appointed the new fellowship quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music. Beginning in the fall of 2015, they will be mentored by the Brentano Quartet, performing frequently and receiving career guidance. The ensemble will also assist the Brentano Quartet in leading performance classes and will coach undergraduate chamber music.
The members of the quartet are Jason Issokson, violin; Clara Kim, violin; Diana Wade, viola; and YSM alumna Joann Whang '09 MM, cello.
About the Argus Quartet
The Argus Quartet is a string quartet dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through new and innovative concert presentations of diverse repertoire. Formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2013, the Argus Quartet is already receiving accolades and invitations from concert series around the world.
Among their most recent accomplishments is a commissioning grant from Chamber Music America for a new string quartet written by the composer and GRAMMY-nominnee, Eric Guinivan. Upcoming performances include appearances at Laguna Beach Live!, Encinitas’ Music By The Sea, and the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam. The quartet has also won several competitions including the Beverly Hills Consortium and the MTAC San Diego Competition.
Recently selected as one of only a handful of quartets to attend the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar in New York City, the Argus Quartet has also studied with some of the most important chamber musicians of our time, including Donald McInnes, Peter Salaff, and Clive Greensmith.
About the Fellowship Program
The String Quartet Fellowship at Yale School of Music offers an exceptional young quartet the opportunity to work closely with the Brentano String Quartet in a residency program. The program is designed to mentor the next generation of professional string quartets, offering intensive training, coaching, and ample performance opportunities.
The structure of the program allows groups to pursue concert and competition activities, while being active members of the Yale School of Music community, connecting with the public through performances, teaching, outreach, and other creative and collaborative channels.