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About

As performers, teachers, and orchestral collaborators, this widely acclaimed string quartet advances diversity in classical music while bringing excitement to repertoire ranging from Ravel and Haydn to Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea.

"The Harlem Quartet played with panache."

—Vivian Schweitzer, The New York Times

Posted: Dec-20-2012
Latest News

Their intriguing mini-documentary is a must see!

Posted: Oct-22-2014
Latest Recording

Chick Corea: "Adventures of Hippocrates"

Mendelssohn: String Quartet no. 6 op. 80

Chick Corea: "Mozart Goes Dancing: Piano Quintet Rendition" featuring Chick Corea on piano

On the inside covers:

This album "Visionary" represents our commitment to expand the chamber music audience, and is a true reflection of the repertoire we present in concerts. It also aligns with our perspective that great music is not exclusive to a particular genre. We want to give a special thank you to Chick Corea for this love, support and wonderful collaboration.

The 2013 Grammy-winning tune, "Mozart Goes Dancing", was written and originally recorded by Chick Corea for sextet with Gary Burton and Harlem Quartet. Corea created this special quintet arrangement which was premiered at the 30h Anniversary of Music from Angel Fire on August 17, 2013. It was recorded live by Noriko Okabe.

"Visionary" was recorded March 24-28, 2014 at Playbach Studios San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ramon Martinez and Carlos Velasquez mastered at 24bit/96khz.

Posted: May-2-2014
Latest Acclaim

The string quartet accompaniment (potently rendered by the Harlem Quartet) effectively mirrors the dialogue, flowing from quietly ominous gestures to vigorous throttle.

— New York Times
Posted: Sep-30-2014
Latest Video
Posted: Aug-26-2014