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Turtle Island Quartet Founder David Balakrishnan

Turtle Island Quartet. Founder David Balakrishnan is pictured at top, in center.
Turtle Island Quartet. Founder David Balakrishnan is pictured at top, in center.

Join Jill when she interviews violinist and composer David Balakrishnan - founder of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Turtle Island Quartet. Since its inception in 1985, the ensemble has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. The classically trained group has defined a unique style of string playing by crossing the line of classical, jazz, funk, rock, bluegrass bebop, new age, and hip hop.

"Turtle Island Quartet is a unified voice that truly breaks new ground - authentic and passionate - a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today."--Yo-Yo Ma