The Miró Quartet is consistently praised for their deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, and thoughtful programming. Each season, the Miró Quartet performs throughout the world on the most important chamber music series and on the most prestigious concert stages, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike. The Quartet performs frequently as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s series at Alice Tully Hall, and have appeared in recent seasons at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall, among others. Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet took first prizes at several national and international competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. In 2005, the Miró Quartet became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. The Miró Quartet has served as the quartetin- residence at the University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music since 2003. The Miró Quartet took its name from the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, whose surrealist works — with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy — are some of the most original of the 20th century.