Juilliard String Quartet App Released by The Juilliard School

Mike Lawson • Technology • June 25, 2015

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Juilliard String Quartet appThe new Juilliard String Quartet App has been released by The Juilliard School. The app offers an exclusive look at the quartet’s performance of “Death and the Maiden” Quartet by Franz Shubert.

The Juilliard School Releases Juilliard String Quartet App

New App Offers an Insider’s Look at the Juilliard String Quartet Performing Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard School announces the release of a new app offering a comprehensive look at the Juilliard String Quartet performing Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, known as “Death and the Maiden.” The new app—the first for the Grammy® Award-winning Juilliard String Quartet—is the second Juilliard Digital product the school has launched in the past month.

“The new Juilliard String Quartet app allows music lovers to explore one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire,” Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi said. “Interactive features built into the app allow the user to direct their own experience, giving music devotees and novices alike the chance to explore this beautifully performed masterpiece on many levels.”

“We hope that the app will enable us to share with music lovers everywhere a deeper understanding of the many  historical,  musical,  and  emotional  aspects  that  highlight  our  relationship  with  this  great  music,” remarked Joel Krosnick, cellist in the Juilliard String Quartet.

Today’s announcement launches the Juilliard String Quartet app worldwide, following a successful release in Asia, where the app debuted at the top of the education charts and as an Apple “Editor’s Choice” top pick. The Juilliard School created the app with Touchpress, the pioneering app developer. It’s available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The single-download app has many special features, including the ability to highlight individual instruments, a scrolling score, an innovative BeatMap visualization of the music, in-depth commentary, historical context, and multiple camera angles of the performance. There’s also a full performance of Schubert’s song “Death and the Maiden,” upon which he would later base the second movement of the quartet. The song is performed by mezzo-soprano  Avery Amereau, who is currently enrolled  in Juilliard’s  Artist  Diploma  program,  and pianist Brian Zeger, artistic director of Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.

The Juilliard String Quartet app is priced at $13.99 and is available from the App Store.

About the Juilliard String Quartet

For nearly seven decades, the Juilliard String Quartet has made manifest the credo of its founders to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new.” In addition to being one of the most acclaimed string quartets, they are The Juilliard School’s string quartet in residence, and all quartet members are part of Juilliard’s string and chamber music faculty.

Current members of the Juilliard String Quartet are violinists Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violist Roger Tapping, and cellist  Joel Krosnick.  More information  on the Juilliard  String Quartet  may be found at: Juilliard  String Quartet.

About The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School, founded in 1905, is a world leader in performing arts education. Juilliard’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama, and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 44 states and 42 foreign countries are enrolled at The Juilliard School.

About Touchpress

Touchpress is a producer and publisher of digital experiences that communicate culture and education for a new generation. Touchpress makes apps that matter – apps that change the way you see and understand the world. Touchpress defines what is possible with mobile technology, and its apps are recognized as being among the most exciting and innovative in the world.

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