About Us

String Division Silver Medal recipients of the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Biography

Formed in 2011, Altius Quartet has quickly become one of the most exciting young ensembles in the United States. Altius actively concertizes in Colorado, where it is the resident quartet of the Western Slope Concert Series, and has also toured throughout the United States. Altius Quartet is also committed to outreach, and often performs concerts and teaches master classes in public schools and music programs. In July 2013, the quartet began its residency with the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony where they teach and perform in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. In addition, the Quartet has coached chamber music and performed at Music in the Mountains Conservatory in Durango, CO.

Altius Quartet has performed for the most respected string quartets and pedagogues in classical music including Miro Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Arnold Steinhardt, and James Dunham. The quartet served as the first Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University in 2013 where they were coached by Matt Albert, Emanuel Borok, and Andres Diaz. During their residency at SMU, they represented the university with recruitment and outreach programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The Quartet has received numerous awards, including the Silver Medal at the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, IN, and First Prize at both the 2014 Coltman Chamber Music Competition in Austin, TX and the 2013 Plowman Chamber Music Competition in Columbia, MO.

Founding member and violinist Andrew Giordano is from Williamsport, PA. Violinist Joshua Ulrich is from Saint Petersburg, FL and joined the quartet in June 2014. Violist Andrew Krimm is a founding member from Dallas, TX, and cellist Zachary Reaves is a founding member from Oklahoma City, OK.

Currently, the Altius Quartet is the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder where they are mentored by the Takács String Quartet.

In their spare time, members of the Altius Quartet enjoy watching and playing fantasy football, spending time with their dogs, and strive to sharpen their witty, and at times borderline inappropriate sense of humor.

Andrew Giordano - Violin
Joshua Ulrich - Violin
Andrew Krimm - Viola
Zachary Reaves - Cello

Media

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Schedule

Check out what we're up to.

APRIL 14, 2015 | "BEERthoven" at West Flanders Brewing Co., Boulder, CO

Our own production at West Flanders Brewing Co. in Boulder, CO. Ticket price includes flight of beers from the WF tap!

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APRIL 1-4, 2015 | Northern Michigan University

Residency and workshop with the students at NMU in Marquette, MI.

MARCH 18, 2015 | Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

Performance at the new afternoon concert series at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Joined by the Boulder Bassoon Quartet.

MARCH 7, 2015 7:00 PM| University of Colorado Boulder, Imig School of Music

Join us as we perform Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Guitar Quintet with guitarist, Aaron Haas.

FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | Fayetteville Chamber Music Festival Gala

Annual Gala performance in Fayetteville, TX. Performing alongside clarinetist Håkan Rosengren

JANUARY 28, 2015 7:30 PM | Pendulum New Music Series at University of Colorado Boulder

World premiere of Chelsea Komschlies' String Quartet "Un fond de paysage triste et glacé"
Vist the Pendulum New Music for more details.

JANUARY 22, 2015 7:30 PM | CU Presents

Performing live with the Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company at Macky Auditorium in Boulder, CO
Vist the CU Presents Website for details and ticket information.

JULY 13-26, 2014 | Music in the Mountains

Fellowship Quartet Residency - Music in the Mountains Conservatory in Durango, CO.
Performances with Matt Albert (viola), David Gerstein (cello), and Adam Marks (piano).

JULY 19, 2014 | SMU in Taos

SMU in Taos Cultural Institute Featured Performance in Taos, NM.

JULY 27 - AUG 3, 2014 | Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony

Faculty Quartet in Residence - Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony in Eureka Springs, AR.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 | Dazzle Classic Music Series

Classical music series at Dazzle Jazz Club. We will play Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 and some of our very own pop/rock covers. Denver, CO

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 | Arsenios Corbishley Instrument Premiere

Premiere of luthier Aresnios Corbishley's quartet of instruments. Hilton-Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK.

SEPTEMBER 7 - 14, 2014 | Fayetteville Chamber Music Series

Feature performance with special guest Hakan Rosengren (clarinet), Fayetteville, TX.

OCTOBER 11 - 12, 2014 | Western Slope Concert Series

Performances in Grand Junction and Montrose, CO as part of our residency with the Western Slope Concert Series.
Featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet with Kathryn Mientka.

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