The Tetra String Quartet is a community-based ensemble that infuses performance with public service. With relevant and versatile programming at the forefront of their mission, Tetra performs with the goal of connecting with all audiences. As both clinicians and concert artists, the quartet has toured extensively throughout the United States, as well as abroad in Brazil, Ecuador, and Germany.
As passionate educators, the members of Tetra are faculty associates at Arizona State University, where they teach the course “Chamber Music for Non-Majors”. Recent collaboration with ASU’s Visiting Quartet Residency program has paired Tetra with the acclaimed Brentano, Juilliard, St. Lawrence, and Shanghai String Quartets in creating outreach presentations for hundreds of Arizona high school students. Beyond their home in Phoenix, Tetra has also served as musical ambassadors with Young Audiences of Santa Cruz County by performing for over 3,000 students in the U.S./Mexico border town of Nogales, Arizona.
Extremely invested in their own community, Tetra maintains several Phoenix area residencies including Quartet in Residence at Vi at Silverstone, Artists in Residence at Friendship Village, the Artist Residency Program at the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum), Ensemble in Residence at Marcos De Niza and Tempe High Schools and outreach artists through Arizona Musicfest. Their strong local presence engages audiences from every corner of the community, from classrooms and coffee shops, to correctional facilities and concert halls.