Following the release of their latest album, Paths Become Lines, Sirius Quartet has been wowing audiences and critics around the world with their one-of-a-kind approach to composing, performing and improvising.
The spring season saw them on stages at the Detroit Institute of Art, the Munich Biennale, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Juniata College, the German Choir Festival in Stuttgart, Penn State Erie, Barge Music, the University of Lübeck, and the National Academy in Ochsenhausen, among many others.
Praise for their album and live concerts continues to pour in, most recently a glowing performance review from DownBeat Magazine about their concert at Bargemusic.
"A unique blend of composition and improvisation... unlike the traditional string quartet, the members of Sirius write much of their own material... tasteful and inventive."
"A quick and heavy pulse set the foundation [to Jeremy Harman's "Paths Become Lines"], eventually giving way to a pair of violin solos, blistering from Huebner, more melodic from Fung Chern Hwei. The two then escalated in a tandem improvisation before anchoring again for a tight conclusion."
"The brisk first movement [of Gregor Huebner's "The Wollheim Quartet"] contrasted sharply with the long, overlapping tones and delicate dissonances of the second, with a lovely unaccompanied cello passage that Harman played magnificently, bowing most of it while adding expression with his left hand against the fingerboard. The rest of the strings returned with a fantastic fluidity, Huebner adding a percussive arco twist."
— Kurt Gottschalk, DownBeat Magazine