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JACK Quartet with Joshua Roman, cello

San Francisco Performances

San Francisco Performances JACK Quartet with Joshua Roman, cello

Deemed "superheroes of the new music world" (Boston Globe), the JACK Quartet comprised of violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell, is "the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment." (Washington Post) "They are a musical vehicle of choice to the next great composers who walk among us." (Toronto Star). JACK operates as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the performance, commissioning, and spread of new string quartet music.

Before embarking on a solo career, Joshua Roman spent two seasons as principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony, a position he won in 2006 at the age of 22. Since that time he has appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, New World Symphony, Alabama Symphony, and Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional del Ecuador, among many others. An active chamber musician, Roman has collaborated with established artists such as Andrius Zlabys, Cho-Liang Lin, Assad Brothers, Earl Carlyss, Christian Zacharias and Yo-Yo Ma, as well as other dynamic young soloists and performers from New York's vibrant music scene, including the JACK Quartet, Talea Ensemble, Derek Bermel and the Enso String Quartet.

This season with San Francisco Performances, this adventurous, collaborative chamber ensemble will present a program of thrilling works, several written specifically for the performers by Gesualdo, Zorn, Williams, Friedman and Joshua Roman.

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