News
January 1, 2012
"The Boston-based Borromeo String Quartet are a fearless ensemble who appear to savour every sonic and atmospheric challenge."
January 16, 2011
The Borromeo were cover story of the New York Times Arts & Leisure section in a fascinating article by Dan Wakin on the advent of technology in classical music.
December 16, 2010
The Borromeo String Quartet's new release "As It Was, Is, and Will Be" features music of Bela Bartok, Gunther Schuller, and rising star Mohammed Fairouz.
December 12, 2010
Composer Derek Bermel joins David Osenberg - host of WWFM's "Live on Cadenza" - for part three of their series on the Borromeo Quartet recorded at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study. Saturday December 27 at 8pm.
August 8, 2010
Did you know?

"The Borromeo String Quartet is famous for being innovators in using technology in their performances. They created specially designed music stands for their MacBooks and use FootTimeTM, a "pdf score-reading tool that turns pages with a USB pedal." Check out the technology in action in the clip below, from a performance earlier this year for WNYC's "Soundcheck:"

February 8, 2010
Click HERE to listen to WNCY host John Schaefer interview the Borromeo about how new technology is redefining their approach to music. Plus, a live studio performance!
January 1, 2010

"Using his laptop to read from the 1825 autograph of he Mendelssohn Octet, vioklinist Nicholas Kitchen noticed that it was not exactly the same work he had been playing all these years."

CHAMBER MUSIC Magazine: Read Judith Kogan's article in the January/February Edition

January 1, 2010

Don't be frightened by the unearthly glow on the stage-that's just the Borromeo String Quartet. Trading paper for plastic, the Borromeos are using laptops to read music during performances.


STRINGS MAGAZINE: Read Rory Williams article in the January edition

October 23, 2009

by Reva Blau
The Provincetown Banner
Fri Oct 23, 2009

September 3, 2009

Strings Magazine

by Rory Williams

April 8, 2009
"If there was ever a group of classical musicians who arrived at a concert to be met by hoards of screaming fans, the Borromeo String Quartet would be it." – Today@Collorado State
January 16, 2009
The Borromeo have swapped their papers scores for Macintosh computers! The new system incorporates a foot pedal and special music stands and has allowed the Borromeo to read from complete four-part scores instead of just individual parts.
January 15, 2009
December 10, 2008
The affinity of musicians for Macs is well known, but last night at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, I ran into an entirely use for the iconic MacBook Pro. The second half of a Young Concert Artists program of works by its alumni composers-in-residence was to open with the Borromeo Quartet playing the premiere of Daniel Kellogg's Four Valentines.
May 22, 2008
WGBH host Cathy Fuller wrote a terrific article on the Borromeo and Beethoven's Grosse Fugue for National Public Radio!
April 7, 2008
The Borromeo teamed up with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra to premiere a new work written for them by Russian composer Lera Auerbach. "Fragile Solitudes" was a great success and was mentioned in the League's weekly eNewsletter.
March 12, 2008
At a recent festival for the eminent contemporary composer Steve Reich at the New England Conservatory in Boston, the Borromeo performed Reich's notoriously difficult Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape. It tells the story of Steve Reich's early childhood, and of the Holocaust. ThoughtCast's Jenny Attiyeh attended the performance and created this exceptional commentary on the work, complete with interviews of the Borromeo. Listen to it here!
March 6, 2008
Yeesun Kim was interviewed by Sandra Okamoto of the Columbus Georgia Ledger-Enquirer about performing the premiere of this new work by Fred Cohen. Read the interview here!
February 20, 2008
On April 24, 2006, the famous Guarneri Del Gesu violin known as the "Baron Vitta" was entrusted into the care of Borromeo violinist Nicholas Kitchen after being generously given to the Library of Congress by Miyoko Yamane Goldberg - the wife of legendary violinist Szymon Goldberg - so that it could be reunited with its original twin, the violin Fritz Kreisler played. On May 18, 2007, the "Baron Vitta" was played for the first time at the Library of Congress by Nick with Borromeo second violinist Kristopher Tong playing its twin, the "Kreisler."
November 20, 2007
Andrea Shea's interview spotlights Nick's Guarneri Del Gesu violin. Read and hear the interview here.
April 10, 2007
The Borromeo String Quartet has been named a winner of the 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grants, worth $25,000.
February 1, 2007
The Borromeo Quartet's performance of Schubert's Death and the Maiden was selected as the first podcast to be issued by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Gardner has the oldest museum concert series in the United States and was also the first museum in the country to get involved in podcasting.
 
May 9, 2006
The Borromeo Goes the Distance to Bring Music Over the Miles: Using Maine's ATM network to get MUSIC, not money. The BSQ broadcasted a seminar on the history of the string quartet to students throughout out the State.
March 1, 2006
The Borromeo String Quartet welcomes a new member into the group.
January 5, 2005
Rock fans can go to a concert and, while they're there, order a CD made during the show. That kind of fast-turnaround service isn't common yet in the classical world, but the Borromeo String Quartet is leading the way in offering listeners CDs and DVDs recorded in concert.
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