Extraordinarily skilled, passionate musicians

The New York Times

...avatar of ‘post-classical’ music—the virtuosic alternative string quartet...vital and brilliant

The New Yorker

ETHEL are an infectiously visceral quartet...their playing tends to be lusty, committed, charged with messy exuberance


Few musicians demonstrate the rapidly blurring lines between genres as comprehensively as string quartet ETHEL does

Time Out New York

The all-encompassing foursome…enriches each style it touches, teasing out common threads between its classical formation and outlying impulses

Time Out New York


ETHEL is a string quartet, specializing in the music of today. Building connection and community through innovative collaborations, robust commissioning, groundbreaking touring programs, mind-bending multi-media production, and inspired recordings, ETHEL is re-contextualizing and redefining concert music.


ETHEL & ETHEL’s Foundation for the Arts
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