Kronos' 50 for the Future

In 2015, the Kronos Performing Arts Association launched 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an education and legacy project that has commissioned—and distributed for free—the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals, fifty new works have been commissioned, and scores and parts, as well as supplemental learning materials that include recordings, videos, performance notes, and composer interviews, are available on the projects’ website. Lead partner Carnegie Hall and an adventurous group of partners, including String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, have joined forces with KPAA to support this exciting program.

In collaboration with the Muziekgebouw and the Ragazze Quartet and Kronos Performing Arts Association, the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam proudly presents Kronos’ 50 for the Future Weekend on May 6 & 7 2023. An entire weekend dedicated to the embodiment of Kronos’ 50 for the Future in Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and BIMHUIS. Ten extraordinary quartets will perform all fifty new pieces in one weekend, a unique experience only available in Amsterdam.

‘Each piece is a real piece, a real investment in making a future in music possible’

– David Harrington, primarius Kronos Quartet

check out the 50 composers