Atlantic Guitar Quartet

Founded in 2010, the Atlantic Guitar Quartet is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to promoting the music of living composers.  Through virtuosic performances, innovative programming and collaborations with other visual and performing artists, AGQ has broadened the repertoire for – and the definition of – the classical guitar quartet.

AGQ has been proactive in expanding the repertoire of the classical guitar quartet by commissioning new works.  With major institutional support by the Presser Foundation and the Peabody Conservatory, AGQ has premiered pieces by American composers Vid Smooke, Christopher Gainey and Ronald Pearl.  These works, along with music by composer Olivier Bensa and Arvo Pärt, are featured on the quartet’s debut CD (released in November of 2013).

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“Mesmeric chamber music that … radiates an intensity that has nothing to do with volume or the layering of instruments.  Instead they draw upon an internal combustion that smolders without igniting.  It’s a perfect match for music that wafts and curls and, ultimately, lingers so hauntingly.”

Time listening to the AGQ is always time well spent. Interesting repertoire, masterful playing, and insightful interpretation  - they have it all, and they bring it to each performance."