Lydian String Quartet

Fall 2020 Update:
"Life without music is unthinkable... That is why my contact with music is a total embrace." - Leonard Bernstein

Whether our concerts are live or pre-recorded, presented in person or in a virtual space, we look forward to sharing our music with you. Here are a few ways that you can enjoy the Brandeis Concert Series from the comfort of your home this fall:

Brandeis Concert Series REMIX on WBRS
Join us on Sundays at 2 p.m. for encore broadcasts, new performances and world premiere recordings from the Brandeis Concert Series. Tune in at or, if you are between East Boston and Framingham, set your radio dial to 100.1 FM!

Find the Slosberg Music Center on Facebook & YouTube
Check out archived video recordings as well as new releases, plus stay tuned for special broadcasts throughout the fall...

Tune in to Zoom for Music at Mandel
This fall, the Brandeis Department of Music and the Mandel Center for the Humanities will present our informal Music at Mandel concerts via Zoom webinar.

Members of the Lydian String Quartet sit holding their instruments in front of a red backdrop

Video: The Lydian String Quartet's Mark Berger discusses the creative process

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Since its formation, in 1980, the Lydian String Quartet has embraced the full range of the string quartet repertory with curiosity, virtuosity and dedication to the highest artistic ideals of music making. In its formative years, the quartet studied repertoire with Robert Koff, a founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet who had joined the Brandeis faculty in 1958. Forging a personality of their own, the Lydians were awarded top prizes in international string quartet competitions, including Evian, Portsmouth and Banff, culminating in 1984 with the Naumburg Award for Chamber Music. In the years to follow, the quartet continued to build a reputation for their depth of interpretation, performing with "a precision and involvement marking them as among the world's best quartets" (Chicago Sun-Times).

Residing at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, the Lydians continue to offer compelling, thoughtful, and dramatic performances of the quartet literature. From the acknowledged masterpieces of the classical, romantic, and modern eras to the remarkable compositions written by today's cutting edge composers, the quartet approaches music-making with a sense of exploration and personal expression that is timeless.


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