Known for its highest standard of performance and its dedication to teaching and in its interdisciplinary work, the Alexander String Quartet is recognized as SF State’s Quartet-in-Residence.


In a remarkable collaboration spearheaded by San Francisco Performances President Ruth Felt, the Alexander String Quartet's residency is so strikingly innovative that Chamber Music America cites it as a model to be emulated throughout the United States. The residency, initiated in 1989, is supported by the San Francisco Unified School District and backed by the leadership and resources of SF State.

In addition to teaching private lessons to most of our Undergraduate and Graduate string majors, the quartet also works closely with all students interested in Chamber music, coaching student ensembles through the Chamber Music Workshop and Chamber Forum classes.

The Quartet performs many concerts in Knuth Hall each semester, both during the 1pm Recital Hour and in evening performances. With the Student Composers’ Recital, the Alexander Quartet also nurtures the development of music composition students, working with both composers and ensembles to prepare students’ new works for performance and recording.

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