The Lyris Quartet performs Haydn: String Quartet in d minor, Opus 76, No. 2; Hob.III:75; Tanguy: Duo for Two Violins; and Glass: no 5
The Lyris Quartet, described as "radiant…excellent... and powerfully engaged" by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times, was founded in 2008. The founding of Lyris was the culmination of years of collaboration between its members in many different ensembles in Los Angeles. The individual members of the quartet have won top prizes at such competitions as the Tchaikovsky International Competition and Aspen Music Festival and collaborated with renowned artists Natalia Gutman, David Geringas, Martha Argerich, Alban Gerhardt, Boris Pergamenschikov, Guillame Sutre, Myung-Whun Chung, and Richard Stoltzman. They have also collaborated with composers Steve Reich, Krzysztof Penderecki, Oliver Knussen, Steven Mackey, John Adams, Paquito D'Rivera, Wadada Leo Smith, Gerard Schurmann, and Billy Childs.
They have appeared throughout North America, Europe, and Asia in a diverse range of ensembles, including Grammy nominated groups Absolute Ensemble and Southwest Chamber Music, and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, as well as solo and chamber appearances in various festivals such as Ravinia, Brahms Festival in Madrid, Music Academy of the West, Banff Centre for the Arts, Czech SommerFest, and Oregon Festival of American Music, among others.