Ulysses Quartet

The New York-based Ulysses String Quartet has in recent seasons firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally.

Comprising violinists Christina Bouey and Rhiannon Banerdt, violist Colin Brookes and cellist Grace Ho, the Ulysses Quartet are former 1st prize winners at the Schoenfeld International String Competition, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Vietnam International Music Competition.

Upcoming performances include a Carnegie Hall debut – and recital performances in Halifax, Montreal, Quogue, New York, Washington DC and Geneva.

The Ulysses Quartet were recently appointed Lisa Arnhold Fellows of The Juilliard School.

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | BARTOK STRING QUARTET NO. 5 | 3RD MVT | BANFF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 2019

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | RAVEL STRING QUARTET | 3RD MVT | BANFF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 2019

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | BARTOK STRING QUARTET NO. 4 | 4TH MVT | 2018

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | HAYDN STRING QUARTET OP. 33 NO. 1 | 4TH MVT | BANFF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 2019

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | JANÁČEK STRING QUARTET NO.2 “INTIMATE LETTERS” | 4TH MVT | 2019

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | PAVEL HAAS STRING QUARTET NO. 2 “FROM THE MONKEY MOUNTAINS” | 1ST MVT | BANFF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | 2019

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | SCHUBERT | QUARTETTSATZ | 2017

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET OP. 18 NO. 4 | 4TH MVT | WQXR | 2019

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | AKIRA NISHIMURA STRING QUARTET NO. 5 “SHESHA” | 2017

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VC ARTIST ULYSSES QUARTET | KOMITAS | ARMENIAN FOLK SONGS | WQXR | 2019

Christina Bouey

Violin: Stradivarius “Artot”, 1728; Pressenda 1820

Bow: 2010 Isaac Salchow

Strings: Thomastik-Infeld Pi

Accessories: Performa Padauk Wood Shoulder Rest

Schools: ​BM ‘09, Boston Conservatory | MM ‘11, PS ‘12, OP ‘13, Manhattan School of Music

Teachers: Irina Muresanu | Nicholas Mann | Laurie Smukler | Glenn Dicterow | Lisa Kim | Philippe Djokic

Website: https://www.christinabouey.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christinaboueyviolin/

Instagram: @tinabouey

Rhiannon Banerdt

Violin: Carlo Bergonzi 1737, on loan from The Juilliard School

Bow: Johann Wilhelm Knopf

Accessories: Performa Shoulder Rest | Jade Rosin

Strings: Lenzner Goldbrokat E | Thomastik Pi ADG

Schools: BM ’10, MM ’12 New England Conservatory | DMA Candidate CUNY Graduate Center

Teachers: Lucy Chapman | Paul Biss | Mark Steinberg

Website: rhiannonbanerdt.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhiannon.banerdt

YouTube: Rhiannonviolin

Colin Brookes

Viola: ‘Joachim & Yaeko Bolck’ School of Postiglione, ca. 1880 (on loan from Maestro Foundation); Grancino 1799 (on loan from The Juilliard School)

Bow: Ouchard (on loan from The Juilliard School)

Strings: A Jargar Medium |DGC Thomastik-Infeld Pi

Accessories: Kun Bravo

Schools: Juilliard BM ‘11 | Yale MM ‘13, AD ‘14

Teachers: Heidi Castleman | Misha Amory | Ettore Causa | Nicholas Cords | Larry Dutton | Marylene Gingras-Roy | Roger Chase

Website: colinbbrookes.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colin.brookes.9

Instagram: @colinbbrookes

Grace Ho

Cello: Amati, 1642 “Willeke” (on loan from The Juilliard School)

Bow: Isaac Salchow (on loan from Seth Novatt)

Strings: Jagar A and D “Superior” | Spirocore G and C Tungsten medium

Schools: BM ’10 University of North Texas
MM ’12, | DMA ’19 Manhattan School of Music

Teachers: David Geber | Clive Greensmith | Eugene Osadchy

Website:​ ​www.gracehocello.com

Facebook: Grace Ho – 何美恩 – Cellist: https://www.facebook.com/grace.ho.cellist/

Instagram: @grace.meien.ho

YouTube: Grace Ho

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