The award-winning Miró Quartet continues its tradition of being on the forefront of technology. The quartet recently became the world’s firststring quartet with an iPhone app, launched in partnership with Instant Encore. iPhone users will be able to have access to the Miró Quartet’s schedule, live recordings, and blog postings at their fingertips. This exciting new feature will allow fans to stay in touch and interact with the Miró Quartet from anywhere in the world. Powered by Instant Encore, the Miró Quartet app is free and easily downloadable from the iTunes app store. Download the app here.

The Miró Quartet is also proud to announce the launch of its newly designed, state-of-the-art website. The new features several exciting ways for audiences to follow and interact with the Miró Quartet while on tour or in its home base of Austin, TX. The website features a new special projects and repertoire page offering the most current program offerings of the Miró Quartet. Other features include an easily downloadable press kit with updated bios, press photos, and news quotes; a Music and Video page that features recordings from live performances; a What’s Up page where the Quartet shares thoughts and stories from the road; links to the Miró Quartet’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instant Encore fan pages; and a link to the iTunes app store where fans can easily download the newly launched Miró Quartet iPhone app. This exciting new website will help facilitate the Miró Quartet’s mission of reaching and interacting with new listeners as well as making themselves accessible to a varied international audience.

After the arrival of Brain Mamoru Ching, son of Miró violinists Sandy Yamamoto and Daniel Ching, the quartet will take a sabbatical from touring during the fall and return to an international touring schedule in December of 2009. Throughout the fall, the Miró Quartet will focus on teaching and presenting several concerts at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, where the quartet has been in-residence since 2003. For more information on the Miró Quartet’s engagements in Austin during the fall, please visit:

Exciting Collaborations for upcoming seasons

The Miró Quartet is excited to announce a new collaborative concert offering featuring the innovative and virtuosic percussionist, Colin Currie. With two varied and exciting programs, audiences will be dazzled by the incredible kinetic energy of Colin Currie and the Miró Quartet. In addition, the Miró Quartet will also offer exciting collaborations with Poets Matthea Harvey and Roger Bonair-Agard; Pianists John Kimura Parker and Shai Wosner; and Cellist Lynn Harrell. For more information on these spectacular collaborations and other program offerings, please visit

The Miró Quartet, one of America's highest-profile chamber groups enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene garnering praise from audiences and critics alike. Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Miró Quartet met with immediate success winning first prizes at the Coleman, Fischoff, and Banff competitions as well as the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award. The Miró Quartet was also a recipient of the Cleveland Quartet Award and was the first ensemble ever to be awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant. Regularly invited to perform at the world’s most celebrated concert halls, the Miró Quartet has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic’s Kammermusiksaal, and Amersterdam’s Concertgebouw among many others. A favorite of summer music festivals, the Quartet has frequently appeared at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Deeply committed to music education, the Miró Quartet is currently the Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, please visit