Del Sol String Quartet




Hailed by Gramophone as “masters of all musical things they survey” and two-time top winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the Del Sol String Quartet is a leading force in 21st century chamber music.

Founded in 1992 and based in San Francisco, Del Sol’s collaborative performance projects and chamber music programs explore narratives and cultures from around the world, reflecting the stories and sounds of the Pacific Rim as vibrantly as those heard in European concert halls or East Coast art spaces.

“…Del Sol’s playing is lush and sonically balanced, with a rhythmic propulsion that remains quick off the mark”…read more – GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

“All in all, I have no choice but to consider this a potential Recording of the Year.”…read more – MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL

Del Sol Quartet interprets new works deftly…read more – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE



We are excited to announce that a new violinist, Benjamin Kreith, has joined the award winning Del Sol String Quartet.  Charlton Lee, Del Sol’s violist and founder, said “Ben is a wonderful musician and as passionate about contemporary music as the rest of us.  We all felt an immediate artistic and emotional bond with him and are thrilled to be working together.  We look forward to reaching new musical heights with Ben.”

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Del Sol’s latest CD – PETER SCULTHORPE

Released September 30, 2014 by Grammy® Award winning Sono Luminus Records, this album teams the ever-adventurous quartet up with didjeridu visionary Stephen Kent with a collection of works by the pater familias of Australian music, Peter Sculthorpe (1929–2014).  Sensual and contemplative, spiky and wild, the works—like Sculthorpe’s entire oeuvre—channel the spirit of the vast Australian landscape and the myriad stories it has witnessed.

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