Male quartet breaks ranks

Male quartet breaks ranks


norman lebrecht

October 23, 2019

The Calder Quartet has made its first change in 20 years. See if you can spot the difference.



Violinist Tereza Stanislav joins the quartet as second violin, replacing Andrew Bulbrook. Tereza is presently Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.


  • Tamino says:

    I listened to them before and after and I didn’t hear a difference, and I believe that’s the best and most relevant thing one can say about an established string quartet.

  • Bruce says:

    In the second picture they’re smiling.

  • Phillip Ayling says:

    In the ‘After’ picture they are all standing.

  • Doug says:

    Next, an all-female quartet needs to hire a male. What do you think, Norman? Don’t tell me, I already know.

  • uhh says:

    They all have hair now.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    It would be great if we could over all this self consciousness as to whether somebody is female or not, Jewish or not, where they’re from (Europe, U.S., South America or Asia, etc.), rich or poor, Democrat or Republican, pro or anti Brexit, etc. ad naseum. Can’t they just be musicians, first and foremost?