Cassat String Quartet

Acclaimed as one of America's outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet is equally adept at classical masterpieces and contemporary music. This season they make their debut at the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the University of Central Arkansas, New York City's River to River Festival, The Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton NJ, the Honolulu and Hilo Chamber Music Societies, the Big Sky Music Festival (MT) with cellist, Hamilton Cheifetz, New York's Tenri Cultural Institute with the Koshinan Ensemble, the Pleasantville Friends of Music (NY) and Treetops Chamber Music Society (CT) with harpist, Lisa Tannenbaum. They again collaborate with Ursula Oppens in the premiere of Tania Leon's Piano Quintet and together appear at Bargemusic (NY) and Music Mountain (CT). Finally they return to their eighth annual Texas educational residency, Cassatt In The Basin! which includes a Triple Quartet performed side-by-side with students and the Cassatt. The Cassatt holds residencies as New York's Symphony Space "All-Stars" and with the Hot Springs Music Festival and Maine's Seal Bay Festival of Contemporary American Music.

The Cassatt has recorded for the Koch, Naxos, New World, Point, CRI, Tzadik and Albany labels and is named for the celebrated American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.

The Cassatt String Quartet is featured on Cantaloupe Music's album, The String Quartets.