Momenta: the plural of momentum – four individuals in motion towards a common goal. This is the idea behind the Momenta Quartet, whose eclectic vision encompasses contemporary music of all aesthetic backgrounds alongside great music from the recent and distant past. The New York City-based quartet has premiered over 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its “diligence, curiosity and excellence.” In the words of The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, “few American players assume Haydn’s idiom with such ease.”

Posted: Jun-1-2018
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This year’s programs focus, respectively, on music with words, tides literal and emotional, disparate aural terrains, and strength in numbers.

Posted: Oct-15-2018
Latest Acclaim

The Momentas were at their most potent in Haydn’s Quartet Opus 20 No. 1, applying opulent, sustained legato in the slow movement. Few American players assume Haydn’s idioms with such ease.

— The New Yorker
Posted: Jun-1-2018
Latest Recording

Momenta’s debut album, "Similar Motion", is now available on Albany Records. This exciting new disc highlights the dynamic range of Momenta, featuring the groundbreaking and beloved String Quartet of Claude Debussy, the first all string instrument recording of Philip Glass’s iconic minimalist work Music in Similar Motion, and the premiere recording of Brazilian-American Arthur Kampela’s Uma faca só lâmina “A Knife All Blade,” a work of staggering complexity and innovation, unique to Momenta’s personal repertoire.

Posted: Jun-1-2018
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Posted: Jun-1-2018