Friction Quartet, recipient of the 2012 Berkeley Piano Club Emerging Artist Award, has established a reputation for edgy programming and exhilarating performance of contemporary string quartets. Through artistic collaboration in varied mediums, the commissioning of new works, crossing into non-classical genres, adding movement to performances, and incorporating mixed medias, Friction Quartet creates a progressive and inviting concert atmosphere that attracts audiences of all ages and interests. Community improvement and education are crucial elements to Friction's work; free public performance and outreach in struggling communities and schools builds and sustains a vibrant culture, while broadening future audiences of classical music. Friction has commissioned new works from Ian Dicke, Gabriella Smith, and Daniel Felsenfeld among many others. Upcoming events include an installation of music and dance with Dan Becker and Garrett-Moulton Productions, the world premiere of Erik DeLuca's “Lake” on Healdsburg, CA's Brave New Music series, and a tour of California Universities.
Friction Quartet is available for concerts, master classes, composer workshops, weddings, parties, and corporate events.
Kevin Rogers (violin),
Otis Harriel (violin),
Pei-Ling Lin (viola),
Doug Machiz (cello)