CAG News and introducing PUBLIQ Access!!

The results from the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition are in! CAG invited us to join their roster as the New Music/New Places Ensemble and we were awarded the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize! We had a boundary-pushing program of new pieces written for us by emerging composers Howie Kenty and Jessie Montgomery and our own MIND|THE|GAP composition. We are so thrilled to be joining the CAG family!

What makes us EXTRA thrilled about this is there is a cash prize that comes with this award and that is the perfect foundation to start funding our next major project - our inaugural Emerging Composers Program: PUBLIQ Access! This project is almost two years in the making and is designed to promote new works for the string quartet and highlight the voices of today’s emerging composers. PQ will host the annual event in the Spring at the Dimenna Center in New York City where the chosen composers of this competition will have their pieces showcased. After each concert there will be an open discussion featuring notable new music composers and performers. We are pleased to announce that the 2014 panelists will be Mark Steinberg of the Brentano Quartet, David Bowlin of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Nadia Sirota of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and yMusic, Laura Kaminsky, composer and Artistic Director of Symphony Space! Find our more about PUBLIQ Access here!