David is entering his fourth decade as a professional musician. Founder, artistic director and first violinist of the award-winning Kronos Quartet, his group has changed the perception of what a string quartet can be. In a recent concert at Carnegie Hall “Playing with Toys & Technology” Kronos revisited the joy in discovering new sounds through a program that focused on unlikely sources such as toy piano, wood block, bicycle bell and horn, and train whistle.
An exciting initiative that the group initiated is the “Kronos: Under 30 Project,” a unique composer-in-residence program for composers under 30 years old, launched in conjunction with Kronos’ own 30th birthday in 2003. By cultivating creative relationships with such emerging talents and a wealth of other artists from around the world, Kronos provides the benefit of 30 years’ wisdom while maintaining a fresh approach to music-making inspired by a new generation of composers and performers.