Artaria String Quartet

The renowned string quartet Artaria will return to the Commonweal again this year for two concerts.

Artaria Quartet 2018

Photo by Jeannine Marie Photography

2019’s Commonweal concert dates & programs:

Wednesday, June 19th, 7:30 p.m.
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3.
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 “Métamorphoses nocturnes”
Wednesday, June 26th, 7:30 p.m.
Bruch String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. posth.
with Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 131



Rob Hubbard of the St. Paul Pioneer Press describes the Artaria String Quartet as an “exceptional ensemble with impressive confidence in its interpretations” and “Minnesota’s foremost teaching and performing string quartet”. Winners of the 2004 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, and named 2013-14 Minnesota Public Radio Artists-in-Residence, Artaria was also featured on Twin Cities Public Television as part of the “Minnesota Originals” series.

Artaria’s refined and thoughtful playing has brought them to major venues throughout the United States and Europe, on national television and public radio stations, and at top summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA.

Artaria has earned numerous awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and the Minnesota State Arts Board for excellence in performance and educational outreach. Directors of the Artaria Chamber Music School, a premiere weekly string chamber music program in Saint Paul; and Stringwood Chamber Music Festival, featuring the ASQ and renowned guest artists every June in Lanesboro, MN; they are founders of the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, which showcases the nation’s top high school age string quartets each April.

Artaria is now in its 20th year as resident quartet at Stringwood Summer Chamber Music School and Festival in Lanesboro, MN.