Of Note
January 1, 2012
"The Boston-based Borromeo String Quartet are a fearless ensemble who appear to savour every sonic and atmospheric challenge."
From left, Nicholas Kitchen and Yeesun Kim practice with the Borromeo String Quartet rehearsal at the New England Conservatory.
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.
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

September 3, 2009

Strings Magazine

by Rory Williams

Marco Copiardi in his workshop.
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.
<strong>"The Concert"</strong> The Borromeo String Quartet, one of the most sought after in the world, rehearses in the Gardner's tapestry room. The quartet was featured in the museum's first podcast.
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.
Kris gets a warm welcome!
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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