“One of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (Chicago Reader) is devoted to performing works of contemporary composers and presenting diverse new music to international audiences.
The quartet, founded in New York City in 2008, commissions and premieres new repertoire for string quartet and is dedicated to creative collaborations with a wide variety of artists. Mivos maintains an active international performance schedule, with regular appearances at festivals, including Lucerne Festival, Wien Modern, June in Buffalo, Shanghai New Music Week, Darmstadt Summer Institute and VIPA Festival. Mivos takes part in many educational residencies at universities and summer festivals, working with young performers and composers to develop their skills. The quartet also runs two composition prizes to help discover and promote emerging composers in the US and abroad.
Beyond these activities, Mivos is committed to collaborating with guest artists, exploring multimedia projects, and performing improvised music. Their most recent album includes all the Steve Reich’s string quartets on Deutsche Grammophon (2023).