Kronos Quartet is an internationally acclaimed string quartet founded in 1973 by composer and violinist David Harrington. The group has become renowned for their innovative collaborations, genre-defying repertoire, and commitment to commissioning new works from a diverse array of composers.
The quartet has performed with artists ranging from Robert Plant to Nine Inch Nails, and collaborated with composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and John Zorn. Their eclectic style encompasses classical, jazz, rock, pop, folk music, world music and more.
Kronos Quartet has earned numerous awards over the course of their career including a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004), two Polar Music Prizes (2011 & 2018), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), and induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame (2016). They have released over 50 studio albums and have been featured on over 500 recordings.