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Turtle Island Quartet Founder David Balakrishnan

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