I’m very excited to present my new chamber music project: The Back Bay String Quartet, which consists of classical guitar, violin, viola, and cello. The guitar is generally the last instrument associated with a string quartet, however it’s more suitable for chamber music than it may seem. The polyphonic and orchestral qualities make the guitar perfect for a string quartet. It has the ability to lead, follow, accompany, and/or imitate the ensemble. I founded this group to help bridge the divide between plucked and bowed string instruments and help feature the guitar in more chamber music settings. I look forward to recording and performing with this amazing group of musicians over the next few months.
Our first concert is at the Boston Athenaeum on Dec. 11 at 1pm. Hope to see you there! Stay tuned for more details.
Much love, Tye