The Ulysses String Quartet will present a free concert on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Bucknell’s Natalie Rooke Recital Hall. The performance is part of a Chamber Music @ Bucknell Series and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
Winners of first prize in the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition, along with the grand prize and gold medal in the Senior String Division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, The Ulysses String Quartet was founded in the summer of 2015. The group also won first place in the American Prize, and second prize of the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2017.
Hailing from Canada, the United States and Taiwan, members have performed in prestigious halls such as Harbin Grand Theatre, Carnegie Hall, and the Taiwan National Concert Hall. Recent season highlights include appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, Emilia Romagna Festival, Kneisel Hall and the Schneider Concerts.
The name ‘Ulysses’ pays homage to Homer’s hero Odysseus and his ten year voyage home. The quartet is based in Washington Heights, New York City, and its members live in close proximity to the resting place of former U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.
The quartet will be playing music from such composers as Haydn, Beethoven, Webern and Debussy.