Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines
exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-
trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul and a raw energy rarely
witnessed on stage, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach that
makes labels like 'New Music' sound tame.
Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has
played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center's
Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart
Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan's biggest jazz
event – and many others.
Having premiered works by significant living composers, Sirius continues their long-
running commitment to musical innovation with bold, original works by its own
members, pushing beyond the conventional vocabulary of string instruments by
incorporating popular song forms, extended techniques, gripping improvisations and
undeniable, contemporary grooves.