Erinys Quartet

The acclaimed Erinys Quartet is the fellowship quartet in residence in the Nina von Maltzahn String Quartet program at Curtis. The emerging professional quartet, whose members have roots in Estonia, Lithuania, Greece, and the United States, was formed at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and began its highly anticipated two-year residency at Curtis in the fall of 2023. 

Tour Period

Various dates

Program Proposals

Program Proposal 1 

Saariaho: Terra Memoria
Schubert: String Quartet No. 4 in C major, D. 46
Cecilia Damström: Letters*
Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”) 

Alternate second half:
Britten: String Quartet No. 2 n C major, Op. 36 

Program Proposal 2 

Mozart: String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589
Bartok: String Quartet No. 4 in C major
Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (“Rosamunde”), D. 804 

*Letters was composed as a companion piece to Janáček’s String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”) 


  • The Erinys Quartet, based in Helsinki, Finland, was formed by an international group of musicians studying at the Sibelius Academy. Erinys Quartet has primarily studied with Marko Ylönen and Teemu Kupiainen at the Sibelius Academy, and has received additional guidance from Levon Chilingirian, Paavo Pohjola, Sini Simonen (Castalian Quartet), Simone Gramaglia (Quartteto di Cremona), and Corentin Apparailly (Arod Quartet), among others.

    The ensemble traveled to Norway to participate in the 2021 Trondheim International Chamber Competition where they also had the opportunity to play concerts around the greater Trondheim area.

    In the summers of 2020 and 2021, Erinys was featured virtually as an Emerging Artist ensemble at Mimir Chamber Music Festival where they performed web-based concerts for global audiences. Summer 2021 also took them to the Greek cities of Larisa and Meteora where they performed as part of the Meteora Music Days festival. In Autumn 2021, the quartet collaborated with composer and percussionist I-Han Fu premiering works for string quartet and tabla.

    Since 2021 Erinys has been supported by Le Dimore del Quartetto, a Milan-based network devoted to developing the careers of young string quartets by providing opportunities to perform and study throughout Europe in historic houses and venues.

    In the 2022 summer season, Erinys Quartet will participate in the inaugural Dover Quartet Workshop at the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Festival Groba in Ponteareas, Spain. They are also excited to return to Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Fort Worth, Texas. Additionally, the quartet is honored to perform Kaija Saariaho’s “Terra Memoria” in the composer’s upcoming 70th anniversary celebration concert in Helsinki.

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