One of the many distinctions of the Ying Quartet is the fact that its members are siblings; the group consists of violinists Timothy and Janet, violist Phillip, and cellist David. The story of their establishment is also distinctive; the natives of Chicago were chosen in 1992 as participants in the Chamber Music America Rural Residency to spend two years in Jesup, IA, a farming community with a population of about 2,000. The Yings have broken with the expectations of the traditional string quartet, and like Kronos Quartet and Turtle Island String Quartet, have prominently included non-classical works in their repertoire. They have also collaborated with artists in a number of other disciplines, including film, dance, storytelling, martial arts, and poetry. The success of the quartet's engagement with the community in Jesup brought it to ...
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