Julius Quartet plays Floyd Center for Arts



The Julius Quartet offers both a student master class and concert this Friday. The quartet is currently working with the Shanghai Quartet at Montclair State University.

The Floyd Center for the Arts welcomes the Julius Quartet for a special performance on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance.

In addition to the evening concert, the Julius Quartet’s musicians will host a morning master class for student musicians who live throughout the area. Both the master class and concert are co-sponsored by the Floyd Center for the Arts and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival.

Hailed as “the captivating young string quartet,” the Julius Quartet is rapidly making a name for itself in the chamber music world. Formed in the fall of 2012, the group held a special residency as The Boston Conservatory’s Honors String Quartet.

Currently, the quartet is the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, where they work intensely with the celebrated Shanghai Quartet.

The Julius Quartet gave its Carnegie Hall debut in March 2016, and has performed recitals in various venues such as Bargemusic (Brooklyn), Rockport Music (Rockport, Mass.), The Moss Arts Center (Blacksburg), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston).

The quartet is comprised of violinists Hyun Jeong Helen Lee and David Do, violist John Batchelder, and cellist Byron Hogan.

Tickets are available at floydartcenter.org and by calling (540) 745-2784.