Dedicated to the music of now, QUARTET METADATA is a string quartet based in NYC. Comprised of four talented and diverse string players who have performed together in various groups since 2010, Quartet Metadata had their first performance in 2016. and since then, they have performed on the Concrete Timbre Series, as well as at Fordham University, SUNY/Fashion Institute of Technology, The Whitney Museum, and Yale University. In addition, they have worked with composers and choreographers in Milica Paranosic’s class, in a workshop at The Juilliard School.
Photos by (clockwise from top right) Bill Burke; Tanya Rosen-Jones; Gergely Biró; Hector del Curto
Works performed by composers:
Greg Bartholomew, Rodrigo Batalha, Lynn Bechtold, Carter Burwell, Dan Cooper, Craig Michael Davis, Samuel Hoyland, Paul Kopetz, Lawrence Kramer, Jordan Kuspa, Simon Le Boggit, Jeff Myers, Cullyn Murphy, Milica Paranosic, Dorian Wallace, Ann Warren, Shelley Washington, & Matthew Welch,
Noted for her ‘virtuosity and technical expertise’ in All About Jazz, called 'unapologetically dominating' in San Diego Story, considered 'close to the edge' by Strings Magazine, and labeled ‘up-and-coming’ by Time Out, violinist/composer
Lynn Bechtold has appeared in recital throughout North and South America and Europe, and has premiered solo/chamber works by composers such as Carter Burwell, Gloria Coates, John Harbison, Alvin Lucier, and Morton Subotnick. She is a member of groups including Miolina, NineLive, North/South Consonance, Quartet Metadata, SEM, Tenth Intervention, and Zentripetal, and her performances have been broadcast on various TV and radio, including ‘30 Rock,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ CBC, NPR, and NHK. An active performer of all genres of music, she has appeared at venues including Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, Jordan Hall, Lincoln Center, (le) Poisson Rouge, and Madison Square Garden, with artists such as Willie Colon, Escort, Sir Simon Rattle, Donna Summer, Paul Taylor Dance, and Pablo Ziegler. She holds degrees from Tufts University, New England Conservatory, and Mannes College-The New School for Music, where she studied with noted violinist Felix Galimir. Her electroacoustic compositions have been performed on festivals such as BAMA New Music, Circuit Bridges, Composers Concordance Festival, ComposerFest XIII, Electro-Music, Music With A View, NWEAMO, and Sound Traffic, and in cities such as Birmingham, Chicago, Córdoba, Los Angeles, NYC, Paris, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Francisco. She is on the faculties of the Dwight School, Greenwich House Music School, and the Town School in Manhattan.
Hungarian-American violinist Hajnal Kármán Pivnick was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She advocates the performance and promotion of music written in the 20th and 21st century, and works extensively as an educator and arts administrator. She is co-founder of Tenth Intervention, a collective of musicians that presents new music in New York City. Hajnal performs regularly with IRIS Orchestra, ensemble mise-en, and Quartet Metadata, and has played with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, and the Hungarian New Music Chamber Ensemble (UMZE). In New York, she performs in venues ranging in scope from the Greene Space to Joe’s Pub to Carnegie Hall. Hajnal is a member of the violin faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp, and maintains a violin studio at Greenwich House Music School and Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. She is also a chamber music coach with the Face the Music/Kronos Quartet program. She holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.
Violist Carrie Frey is an active performer and educator, devoted to working with open, inquisitive musicians and composers towards new sounds and encouraging creativity in her students. She is a founding member of tricoastal string trio Chartreuse, an ensemble that seeks to expand the trio repertoire through collaborations with composers and performers across the United States. In New York City, Carrie performs regularly with ECCE, ensemble mise-en, Wet Ink Large Ensemble, Petros Klampanis Group, Desdemona Piano Quartet, and toy piano/toy viola duo Wind-Up Elephant. She studied with Peter Slowik at Oberlin Conservatory for her Bachelor's of Music degree, and received her Master’s of Music from Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program, where she studied with Nadia Sirota and Danielle Farina. Her first viola teacher was Kathryn Dey at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Carrie is currently on the faculty of Bloomingdale School of Music, and Greenwich House Music School. www.carriefrey.com
Cellist Jisoo Ok is a multi–faceted musician who has distinguished herself as an interpreter of classical, tango, jazz and contemporary music. She has performed with renowned artists such as pianist Pablo Ziegler, clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera, jazz violinist Regina Carter, bassist Ron Carter and vibraphonist Stefon Harris in venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest, Laguna Beach Music Festival, the Chautauqua Institute, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Concerti di Mezzogiorno at Spoleto Festival "Festival dei Due Mondi" in Italy, SummerStage at Central Park, among others. Ms. Ok’s recording appearance includes two albums, Eternal Tango and Eternal Piazzolla, which she co–produced with her husband, bandoneonist Hector Del Curto, Rojo Tango with Erwin Schrott released on Sony Classical, Horizon: Piano and Chamber works by Gareth Farr with pianist Henry Wong Doe, Django Festival Allstars with Dorado Schmitt and on Introducing Letizia Gambi with Lenny White, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Gil Goldstein and Patrice Rushen. Born in Seoul, Korea but grew up in New Zealand, Ms. Ok received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School, studying with Bonnie Hampton and Fred Sherry. She is an Aspen Music Festival & School alumni. Ms. Ok is the founding Executive Director of the Stowe Tango Music Festival.