Friction Quartet exists to modernize the chamber music experience and expand the string quartet repertoire. Joshua Kosman (San Francisco Chronicle) has declared them, “The Bay Area's redoubtable new-music ensemble.”
Since forming in 2011, Friction has commissioned fifty works for string quartet and given countless world premiere performances. They won Second Prize in the 2016 Schoenfeld Competition and placed second at the 2015 Frances Walton Competition.
Friction has held residencies at the New Music for Strings Festival in Denmark, Interlochen Arts Camp, Lunenburg Academy of Music, among others. They are avid music educators and veteran ensemble educators with SF Symphony’s Adventures in Music Program.