Carolyn and Marc Seriff Young Professional String Quartet Endowment

Oct 4, 2017 | Excellence Funds & Program Support

Thanks to the generosity of Carolyn and Marc Seriff, this endowment was established in 2017.

The University of Texas Young Professional String Quartet in Residence program invites an extraordinary young string quartet to study for two years under the world-renowned Miro Quartet at the Butler School of Music.

The Miro Quartet is the Butler School of Music’s faculty string quartet, who mentor to the Young Professionals String Quartets in Residence. The program guides and challenges future professional string quartets through performance opportunities, private instruction, and rigorous training. The selected quartets are encouraged to remain competitive while still engaging with the community through concerts, education, outreach and other artistic collaboration.

The first Young Professional String Quartet in Residence was the Aeolus Quartet, 2009-2011, followed by the Aiana Quartet, the Cordova Quartet, and Invoke, the current Quartet in Residence (2018-2020) is the first to benefit from this endowment. The Thalea String Quartet has been selected for the 2018-2010 residency.


The Miro Quarter 2019

Daniel Ching, violin
William Fedkenheuer, violin
John Largess, viola
Joshua Gendele, cello




 The invoke Young Professional String Quartet  in 2019.

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