The Brentano String Quartet

The Brentano String Quartet (Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violins; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello) has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; the Konzerthaus in Vienna; Suntory Hall in Tokyo; and the Sydney Opera House.

In addition to One Red Rose, new commissions include a piano quintet by Vijay Iyer, a work by Eric Moe (with Christine Brandes, soprano), and a new viola quintet by Felipe Lara (to be performed with violist Hsin-Yun Huang). In June 2013 the Quartet served as the collaborative ensemble for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, succeeding the Takács Quartet.

The Brentano Quartet became the first Resident Quartet at Princeton University in 1999, and they were recently appointed as quartet-in-residence at the Yale School of Music beginning in fall 2014. The Quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved”, the intended recipient of his famous love confession.