The Juilliard String Quartet is a classical music string quartet founded in 1946 at the Juilliard School in New York. The original members were violinists Robert Mann and Robert Koff, violist Raphael Hillyer, and cellist Arthur Winograd; Current members are Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes violinists, violist Roger Tapping, and cellist Joel Krosnick. In 2010 Nick Eanet resigned from the Quartet because of health issues and was replaced by Joseph Lin in 2011. Former second violinist, later first after Mann's retirement, Joel Smirnoff left the quartet after its 2008-2009 season to become president of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since the Quartet's inception in 1946, it has been the quartet-in-residence at the Juilliard School. It has received numerous awards, including four Grammys and membership in the National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame. In February 2011, the Juilliard Quartet received the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award for its outstanding contributions to recorded classical music.

The quartet plays a wide range of classical music, and has recorded works by composers such as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bartók, Debussy, and Shostakovich, while also promoting more contemporary composers such as Elliott Carter, Ralph Shapey, Henri Dutilleux and Milton Babbitt. It has performed with other noted musicians such as Aaron Copland, Glenn Gould, Benita Valente and also (in its earlier days) with the famous scientist Albert Einstein. They have participated on the soundtrack of Immortal Beloved movie.

The quartet began recording with Sony Classical (formerly Columbia Records and CBS Masterworks) in 1949, and the group's discography currently numbers over 100 items, including repertoire well-traveled and unfamiliar. In 1950 the quartet made the first of at least three appearances at the Peabody Mason Concerts in Boston. At that performance they made a world performance premiere of Martin Boykan's String Quartet of 1949. Their early 1950s recordings of the six Bartok string quartets on the Columbia Records label and various works recorded for the RCA Living Stereo label (c. 1958-1962) are particularly acclaimed.

In 2015, the quartet released an app for Apple's iOS entitled "Juilliard String Quartet – An Exploration of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden". The recording was issued separately on audio by Ulysses Arts. The app was co-produced by the London-based app developer Touchpress and The Juilliard School. The app features the quartet in a performance of Franz Schubert’s celebrated String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, better known as "Death and the Maiden."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Die späten Streichquartette Beethoven; Juilliard Streichquartett 1
1984 Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet Chausson; Itzhak Perlman, Jorge Bolet, Juilliard String Quartet 1
1988 Flute Quintets op. 51 nos. 1-3 Kuhlau; Juilliard String Quartet, Jean-Pierre Rampal 1
1990 Trout Quintet / Death and the Maiden Franz Schubert; Budapest String Quartet, Juilliard String Quartet, Mieczysław Horszowski 1
1991 The Four String Quartets / Duo for Violin & Piano Elliott Carter; Juilliard String Quartet 1
1992 Verdi: String Quartet in E minor / Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, op. 56 "Voces intimae" Verdi, Sibelius; Juilliard String Quartet 1
1993 Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 / Trio, Op. 45 Schoenberg; Juilliard String Quartet, Walter Trampler, Yo‐Yo Ma 1
1995 String Quartets, op. 51 & op. 67 / Clarinet Quintet, op. 115 Johannes Brahms; Charles Neidich, Juilliard String Quartet 1
1997 The Six String Quartets Bartók; Juilliard String Quartet 1
1997 String Quartets, opp. 130, 133 & 135 Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet 1
1998 Quartets Debussy, Ravel, Dutilleux; Juilliard String Quartet 1
1999 Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Piano Quintet Shostakovich; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Juilliard String Quartet, Yefim Bronfman 2
2001 The String Quartets (1949-50 recordings) Béla Bartók; The Juilliard Quartet 1
2005 Klavierquartette op. 23 & 87 / Klavierquintett, op. 81 / Bagatellen op. 47 Antonín Dvořák; Juilliard String Quartet, Rudolf Firkušný 1
2006 Symphony no. 5 / Quintet for Strings Jay Greenberg; London Symphony Orchestra, José Serebrier, Juilliard String Quartet 1
2011 The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 - The Original 1951-1952 Columbia Masterworks Recordings Arnold Schönberg; Juilliard String Quartet 1
2011 The Complete String Quartets, Volume 2: The Original 1951-1952 Columbia Masterworks Recordings Schoenberg; Juilliard String Quartet 1
Quintet, D. 956 (C Major/C-Dur/Ut Majeur) Schubert; Bernard Greenhouse, Juilliard String Quartet 1
String Quartet no. 12 in F, op. 96 "American" / Piano Quintet in A, op. 81 Dvořák; Juilliard String Quartet, Rudolf Firkušný 1
String Quartets nos. 3, 4 & 6, Volume 1 Béla Bartók; Juilliard String Quartet 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Juilliard String Quartet: 50 Years, Vol. 5: Great Collaborations Juilliard String Quartet 1
1996 Janácek: String Quartets nos. 1 &.2 / Berg: Lyric Suite Janáček; Berg; Juilliard String Quartet 1
2002 Complete String Quartets Beethoven; Juilliard String Quartet 1
2012 Treasures of Chamber Music, Volume 2 Emanuel Ax, Juilliard String Quartet, Kim Kashkashian, Gidon Kremer, Jaime Laredo, Yo‐Yo Ma, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Mstislav Rostropovich, Rudolf Serkin, Isaac Stern, Tal & Groethuysen 1
The Juilliard String Quartet Plays Schubert & Brahms Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms; Juilliard String Quartet, Charles Neidich, Walter Trampler 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Dvořák: Quartet in F Major, 'American' - Smetana: Quartet in E minor 'From My Life' Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana; Juilliard String Quartet 1

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