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Roger Tapping Joins the Juilliard Quartet

In the world of string quartets, this is big news: Roger Tapping, much beloved at ionarts for his musicianship—as part of the Takács Quartet (where he played viola for a decade and shaped the group's extraordinarily successful 'Decca - period') and as an add-on violist to many young quartets (which stopped by the Corcoran Gallery when it still had the best chamber music series in town), the Auryn Quartett, the Klavier Trio Amsterdamwill be the new violist of the Juilliard Quartet.

Currently a faculty member at New England Conservatory, Tapping will also join the Juilliard’s viola faculty beginning with the fall 2013 semester. As violist of the Juilliard he succeeds Samuel Rhodes, who has been a member of the Juilliard  Quartet since 1969 and is the most senior member of the group. Rhodes will continue to teach and remain the Chairman of the Viola Department at Juilliard.

His fellow members of the quartet are, in order of Juilliard senority, Joel Krosnick (cello, since 1974), Ronald Copes (second violin, since 1997), and Joseph Lin (first violin, since 2011).

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