The Muir String Quartet is the Resident String Quartet of the Deer Valley Music Festival. There they not only perform to critical acclaim each season but also mentor two emerging professional string quartets who will also participate in the Lyceum Music Festival as chamber coaches.
Entering its 30th season, the Muir String Quartet has long been acknowledged as one of the world's most powerful and insightful ensembles, distinguishing itself among audiences and critics with its "exhilarating involvement" (Boston Globe), "impeccable voicing and intonation" (San Francisco Examiner) and "unbridled musicality" (American Record Guide).
Winner of the 1981 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and 1980 Evian International String Quartet Competition, the Muir String Quartet first appeared on the scene in 1980, and was greeted with rave reviews and an extensive feature in the New Yorker. The quartet was also featured on the internationally acclaimed PBS broadcast, In Performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Reagan.
The Muir Quartet has been in residence at Boston University 's College of Fine Arts since 1983 and gives annual summer workshops at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Their educational span has reached some of the finest music programs in the country including the Eastman School of Music, the Curtis Institute, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University .