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Turtle Island Quartet
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
David Balakrishnan, violin
Benjamin von Gutzeit, viola
Alex Hargreaves, violin
Malcolm Parson, cello
Contact
Marc Baylin


Address
c/o Baylin Artists Management Marc Baylin, president
721 Hyde Park
Doylestown, PA, 18902
Phone
267-880-3750
Fax Number
267-880-3757

Additional Info
Year Founded
1985
Repertoire
Classical, Jazz, New Music, World Music
Size
Quartet
Instrumentation
String
Management
Baylin Artists Management

The first string quartet to achieve artistic and commercial success integrating jazz improvisation, jazz rhythms and comping using extended techniques. TIQ founder and 'resident composer' David Balakrishnan, violin; Benjamin von Gutzeit, viola; Alex Hargreaves, violin: Malcolm Parson, cello. Performs its own compositions and arrangements of jazz, contemporary chamber music, American roots and world music. Tours nationally and internationally. Residencies and workshops.

News

06.30.2015

TIQ is the recipient of a CMA Classical Commissioning grant for a work by founding violinist David Balakrishnan.  Mark Summer, founding cellist and 30-year member of TIQ, will leave the ensemble in December 2015.  The premiere is slated for Spring 2015 with the new cellist, Malcolm Parson.