Juilliard String Quartet changes cellist

Juilliard String Quartet changes cellist


norman lebrecht

May 13, 2015

Joel Krosnick has announced his retirement after 42 years. He will be replaced in mid-2016 by Astrid Schween, New York born, a Juilliard grad and longtime member of the Lark Quartet.

Then quartet’s other members are violinists Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, and violist Roger Tapping.


Astrid Schween


Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi said: ‘I wish to thank Joel Krosnick for his dedication and leadership as a longtime member of the Juilliard String Quartet. He will continue at Juilliard as cello department chair and an active teacher. The Juilliard community is delighted to welcome cellist Astrid Schween back to Juilliard as the newest member of the Juilliard String Quartet and an esteemed faculty member. She brings remarkable artistry to her new role. We look forward to the fall 2016 semester, when she will join the ensemble and begin teaching at the school.’


  • NYMike says:

    A welcome change!