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Guarneri Quartet

Guarneri Quartet


Inducted in 2013

The Guarneri Quartet was an American string quartet founded in 1964 at the Marlboro Music School and Festival. During the quartet's early years the members were in residence at Harpur College (SUNY Binghamton) in upstate New York. The Quartet's 40th anniversary was celebrated with an extensive tour in the United States, Europe and South America in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons. Members include: 1st violin Arnold Steinhardt, 2nd violin John Dalley, viola Michael Tree, and cello David Soyer (1964–2001) and Peter Wiley (2001–2009). The Guarneri String Quartet has made numerous recordings during its long history, including some of the most important works in the string quartet and chamber music literature. They recorded for Arabesque, RCA Red Seal, Philips, and Surroundedby Entertainment. Their numerous awards and accolades include The Ford Honors Award, University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, The Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award from Chamber Music America, and The Award of Merit from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in New York City.