"It is my pleasure to inform you that the Turtle Island Quartet has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 NFMC Centennial Chamber Music Award. Your recording entitled "Confetti Man" was exemplary, and its compositional originality, variety, innovative approach to chamber music, and wide audience appeal sets a high standard of excellence for the performance of American Chamber Music.” -Dr Zuill Bailey, Sr. NFMC Centennial Chamber Music Chairman ... Read More
Grammy Nom gets us into Staples Center!
Turtle Island Quartet nomination for our recording with Mike Marshall, didn't get the trophy this time shucks! But fun was had by all. ... Read More
Israel from Confetti Man
Turtles are gearing up for our CD release, Confetti Man on October 28th! Here's our performance video of "Cool Jazz" composition, Israel. Israel from Confetti Man - Turtle Island Quartet from Turtle Island Quartet on Vimeo. ... Read More
On the Cover of APERO
Turtle Island Quartet is performing in Germany this month and featured on the cover of APERO! ... Read More
Live performance with Michael Doucet
Check out the Turtles performing with Michael Doucet at the KTVQ Studios in Billings, Montana! You Really Got Me Papa's Waltz ... Read More
Check out the Turtles at Luna Studio!
Turtle Island Quartet is debuting a new collaborative program with the amazing dance company Luna Negra. We met up recently for some rehearsals in advance of the show at the Harris Theater in Chicago on March 9. Luna Negra and Turtle Island Quartet ... Read More
Awesome article from Jackson Hole
STEPPING OUT Jackson Hole News&Guide, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Turtle Island still blending classic, crazy By Richard Anderson It’s been about 27 years since violinist David Balakrishnan founded the Turtle Island String Quartet, and still, talking about it, he gets excited — like a guy who just pioneered a hairy route up a long, steep cliff face and can’t wait to get back on the rock. “We’re not just four guys jamming,” he said. “We had to have a strong compositional aspect. We play John ... Read More
Potsdam prepares for Turtle Island Quartet's upcoming performance
"Turtle Island Quartet. dance theater plan world premiere performance in Potsdam" POTSDAM - Community Performance Series is set to present a weekend of arts innovation, as two world-renowned ensembles join forces for a world premiere blending live musical performance and dance, followed by an exploration of Jimi Hendrix’s music — by a string quartet. Luna Negra Dance Theater will collaborate with the Turtle Island Quartet for a world-premiere performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in the ... Read More
The Turtles Get a Thumbs Up in Stony Brook
Staller hosts a night of jazz with the Turtle Island Quartet By Dipti Kumar November 19, 2012 Soft lights, an auditorium full of music aficionados and a stage. The Turtle Island Quartet was back for the third time at the Staller Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 17 and this time, Grammy nominated jazz singer Tierney Sutton performed with the group. As the murmurs died down, it was time to turn up the music as David Balakrishnan, Mark Summer, Mateusz Smoczynski and Benjamin von Gutzeit ... Read More
A great honor to be back on the cover of Strings!
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