LISTEN: The Pacifica Quartet On Performing Complete Quartet Cycles And Touring The Northwest

Pacifica String Quartet
From left: Austin Hartman, Mark Holloway, Simin Ganatra, and Brandon Vamos of the Pacifica Quartet. CREDIT: Lisa Marie Mazzucco/


The Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet is known for their advocacy of contemporary music and for their acclaimed performances of complete quartet cycles by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and Elliott Carter. The Indiana University-based quartet visited Moscow, Idaho in January 2020 for a week of concerts, outreach events and master classes.

What’s it like to take on the daunting task of performing and recording one composer’s complete set of quartets? On January 23, classical music host Anjuli Dodhia spoke to violist Mark Holloway and cellist Brandon Vamos.

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