The Indianapolis Quartet (TIQ) was established in 2016 and is currently in residence at the University of Indianapolis, with support from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. With violinists Zachary DePue and Joana Genova, violist Michael Isaac Strauss, and cellist Austin Huntington, the member’s palpable rapport and interpretive skill bring about performances of a unique emotional style that has earned the group critical praise and audience affection.
“A joy to behold…any composer’s dream”—Frank Daykin, New York Concert Review
“The whole evening was, among other things, a joyous introduction to an ensemble I’d never heard before.”—Jon Sobel, blogcritics.org (reviewing the quartet’s Carnegie Hall debut)
“[Internal sensitivity with effective changes of pace at phrase ends”…“well-judged balances between the violin and the lower strings”…“sense of spontaneity.”—Jay Harvey Upstage
The Indianapolis Quartet performs regularly at the Faculty Artist Concert Series at the University of Indianapolis and made its highly acclaimed NYC debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in March 2020. They have broadcast live performances on Vermont Public Radio, WBAA Classical 101.3 FM in West Lafayette, Indiana, and on WISH-TV in Indianapolis. The Quartet was featured at Vermont’s Taconic Festival, Cincinnati’s St. Francis@4 series, Lutkin Hall at Northwestern University in Chicago, Indiana Landmarks Center, and the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society in Lafayette, Indiana and has appeared both in concert and in residencies at Butler, Illinois Wesleyan, Arizona State universities, and Indiana State University’s 53rd annual Contemporary Music Festival.
Recordings include Frank Felice’s CD Reflections and Whimsies: Chamber Music for Strings and Voice, released in 2020 and Robert Paterson’s complete string quartets which will be released in 2022 for the AMR label.