Kronos Lab

A three-day laboratory for string quartets

22 - 24 January 2012 / 10:10, 15:00
Barbican Centre / Hackney Empire

£65 (limited availability and allocated through an application process)

subject to availability

This three-day laboratory is a unique opportunity for four emerging quartets to develop their practice with all members of Kronos Quartet.

Across the three days there will be a key focus on in depth practical exploration of contemporary repertoire that you are currently performing or rehearsing. With one to one tuition from all the quartet members these three days aim to deepen your knowledge and understanding of 21st century music.
In addition, there will also be facilitated discussion time with the Quartet, to explore and discuss the rehearsal process, the art of collaboration and building audiences.

Ages 18+
Suitable to university & conservatoire quartets and professional musicians

Included in the price of the workshop
Lunch will be provided each day and you will also receive a free ticket to Kronos Quartet’s first concert in this London residency - Made in America on Tue 24 January, 8pm at Hackney Empire.

If your quartet would like to apply for this opportunity, please send the following information to by 13th January 2012

- A biography of your quartet, including how long you have been together and performances you have given

- Audio and/or visual footage of your quartet

- Up to 300 words on why you would like your quartet to be considered for this opportunity, including details of the current repertoire you are working on and what you hope to be coached on.  Please do state if you have or are working on the Kronos Collection. 

10am – 3.30pm Sun 22 & Mon 23 Jan
3pm – 6pm Tue 24 Jan + a ticket to the evening concert at 8pm

Part of Awakenings: A Kronos Quartet Residency
Part of Weekend Labs

Kronos' participation in the Barbican's Awakenings: A Kronos Quartet Residency is supported, in part, by a grant from the Columbia Foundation


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