Chamber Music Quotes

“I think you can tell a lot from the lives of many of today’s great soloists. Their participation and gravitation towards chamber music is ever increasing.”

David Finckel (Co-Artistic Director, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre, 2004-2018)

“Once a month I play with a chamber music quartet. I play almost no solo music anymore because I so enjoy the interaction. The members of my quartet have become some of my best friends and so I really enjoy it now in ways that I didn’t before.”

Condoleezza Rice (former USA Secretary of State and National Security Advisor)

“Even though I started playing the violin when I was four, my early chamber music experiences helped build a strong foundation for my solo work, as all music is a rich language and dialogue that is shared on stage, no matter what the size of the ensemble.”

Anne Akiko-Meyers (concert violinist)

“The chamber music repertoire is so vast that if one is genuinely curious about music, the art of listening, understanding and responding to a score, the elementary skills and requirements of chamber works are easily applicable to that of any solo playing.”

Wu Han (Co-Artistic Director, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre, 2004-2018)