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



 New York Times says: “I’m guessing it’s been a while since you’ve rocked out to a string quartet recording. See if your foot can stay still once you put on this funky disc of rhythmically infectious….music”

Never content to simply re-interpret the existing canon of music for string quartet, the indefatigable Del Sol String Quartet with Scrapyard Exotica, its third full-length album from Sono Luminus with world premiere recordings of works by Mason Bates, Ken Ueno, and Mohammed Fairouz. Read more…

Scrapyard Exotica Cover


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