The Borromeo String Quartet performs at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Tuesday. *Photo supplied
The Borromeo String Quartet performs at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Tuesday. *Photo supplied

The Borromeo String Quartet have been lauded for bringing a new, contemporary life to old or well-known repertoires.

They have picked up several accolades including winner of the 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Lincoln Centre’s Martin E Segal Award (2001), the Cleveland Quartet Award (1998) and the top prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France (1990).

The Boston Globe said that “Each of the greatest string quartets has defined what the possibilities of the medium are: through the perfection of its ensemble and intonation, through its poise and its passion, the Borromeos are creating the medium anew and we are lucky to be here to hear it.”

The quartet has been the quartet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music for more than 20 years and collaborates with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre in New York. Its long-standing residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has been called “one of the defining experiences of civilization in Boston”. (Boston Globe). 

The Borromeo String Quartet performs at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Tuesday, February 11, from 8pm. Tickets are available for $65 (adults) and $25 (students) from bdatix.bm