Liz Freivogel


Session 2: July 13 - August 3

Faculty, University of Illinois; Jupiter String Quartet

Liz Freivogel is the founding and current violist of the Jupiter String Quartet, formed in 2001. Other members of the quartet include her sister, Meg Freivogel, and her brother-in-law, Daniel McDonough, as well as violinist Nelson Lee. The ensemble concertizes and teaches across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico, and South America. Ms. Freivogel has enjoyed playing with the quartet at some of the world’s finest halls, including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, and Seoul’s Sejong Chamber Hall.

In addition, the Jupiters have been enthusiastically received at many major music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival (where they recently performed their first complete Beethoven quartet cycle), the Caramoor International Music Festival, Music at Menlo, the Yellow Barn Festival, the Bard Festival, the Skaneateles Festival, the Austin Chamber Music Festival, the Seoul Spring Festival, the Banff Centre, and Madeline Island Music Camp. The quartet has received numerous accolades, including grand prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition, grand prize in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, first prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, membership in the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society’s Chamber Music Two, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and an Avery Fischer Career Grant.