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“…communicative intimacy”  …read more – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“A sense of adventure pervades….” …read more – GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

“energetic and persuasive…” …read more – WASHINGTON POST

“luminous yet corporeal” more  – LA TIMES

“…visceral rhythmic excitement…What could be a dry piece is lifted off the page by the passionate advocacy of the Del Sol Quartet…5 stars” …read more  – BBC MAGAZINE

“See if your foot can stay still once you put on this funky disc of rhythmically infectious (if often warped) music played by the adventurous Del Sol String Quartet”…read more – NEW YORK TIMES

“[Scrapyard Exotica] display[s] the thriving scene of contemporary repertoire for quartet, and is a dazzling testament for the versatility and virtuosity of these performers”….read more – PRIMEPHONIC

“…robust, finely blended ensemble playing, rhythmic alertness and a fearless willingness to take on a wide range of contemporary repertoire” …read more – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“…Del Sol’s playing is lush and sonically balanced, with a rhythmic propulsion that remains quick off the mark”…read more – GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

“…high spirited…dynamic…” – NEW YORK TIMES

“…a fascinating and exquisitely played program” – WASHINGTON POST

“masters of all musical things they survey…” – GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

“…a driving, high energy performance” – STRAD MAGAZINE

“bracing…performed with sensitivity and flair” – BOSTON GLOBE

(StringWreck) “A Wreck that soars! A deliciously entertaining, slightly wacky evening of music and dance that could charm a turnip” – DANCEVIEWTIMES

(StringWreck) “A delight from start to finish” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Del Sol gave it a knockout performance, one that brought Bartók’s rustic dance melodies, heartbreaking night music, and harmonic brilliance to the fore with admirable nuance and intensity. “ – SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

“Chinary Ung’s Spiral X: In Memoriam recalls the Cambodian holocaust through lush string textures punctuated by the wailing and keening of the members of the Del Sol String Quartet, the dedicatees and superb interpreters of the piece. A true cry from the heart.” – LONDON FINANCIAL TIMES



The 24-hour Joshua Tree party to celebrate Lou Harrison’s 100th birthday by Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times (May 16, 2017)

All Circuits are On at Switchboard Festival by Jeff Kaliss, San Francisco Classical Voice (June 23, 2016)

“The Del Sol String Quartet arguably secured one of Switchboard’s two best connections this year between classical and avant-garde”

Pianist Frederic Rzewski, Del Sol Quartet perform at Library of Congress by Patrick Rucker, Washington Post (May 1, 2016)

Del Sol Quartet Caps Terry Riley Celebration With Premiere by Giacomo Fiore, San Francisco Classical Voice (December 7, 2015)

“The music was simply sublime, arresting, and performed with careful dedication by the quartet.”

Aptos Composers Shine Through Del Sol Quartet by Richard Lynde, Peninsula Reviews (May 2, 2015)

Del Sol Quartet by Scott MacClelland, Performing Arts Monterey Bay (April 13, 2015)

Music review: Other Minds celebrates 20 years by Joshua Kosman, SF Gate (March 7, 2015)

Del Sol Quartet: Sounding Out by Giacomo Fiore, San Francisco Classical Voice (Feb 3, 2015)

Ear Heart Music: Del Sol String Quartet Performs New Works 
by Peter Matthews, Feast of Music (Jan 2014)

Del Sol Quartet interprets new works deftly by Joshua Kosman, SF Gate

Open House: Del Sol Days by Sid Chen, New Music Box

Review: Raising the Roof with Del Sol by Matthew Cmiel, San Francisco Classical Voice

Review: Del Sol Quartet offers delicate interplay in contemporary program by Joan Reinthaler, The Washington Post

Video of Del Sol with hip-hop violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain: CBS News

Review: Music at Meyer by Georgia Rowe, San Francisco Classical Voice

Article:”Americans in Paris” by James F. Keller, Chamber Music Magazine

Review: Mestizaje by Beeri Moalem, San Francisco Classical Voice

Interview: “The Sound of a String Quartet Going Supernova” by David Templeton, All Things Strings

Review: Symphony Space by Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times

Review: Mestizaje by Greg Cahill, All Things Strings

Review: Other Minds 14 London Financial Times

Review: Garrett dancers with Del Sol Quartet by Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle

A Wreck that Soars by Rita Felciano, Dance Review Times

Culture Clash: Janice Garrett & Dancers and Del Sol Quartet Mix It Up by Jean Schiffman, San Francisco Arts Monthly

Joyous Eclecticism by Michelle Dulak Thomson, San Francisco Classical Voice

Del Sol on KQED TV, Spark first aired 4/11/07



Album Review: Scrapyard Exotica New York Times

Album Review: Scrapyard Exotica BBC Magazine

Album Review: Scrapyard Exotica Gramophone 

Album Review: Scrapyard Exotica Strad Magazine

Album Review: Scrapyard Exotica Primephonic

Album Review: Scrapyard Exotica Audiophile Audition

Album Review: Scrapyard Exotica AXS

Album Review: Scrapyard Exotica New York Times

Album Review: Sculthorpe  New York Times

Album Review: Sculthorpe by Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle 

Album Review: Erickson Avant Music News

Album Review: Erickson by Martin Cotton, BBC Music 

Album Review: Erickson by Jordon Borg, New Music Box

Album Review: Erickson  Avant Music News

Album Review: Erickson by Dominy Clements, Music Web International

Album Review: Zia by Ken Smith, Gramophone 

Album Review: Zia by Andrew Quint, Absolute Sound

Album review: Del Sol String Quartet (Zia)  by Joshua Kosman, SF Gate

CD Review: “Marc Blitzstein: First Life” by Jerry Dubins, Fanfare

CD Review: “Marc Blitzstein: First Life” by Steve Layton, Sequenza21

CD Review: “Marc Blitzstein: First Life” by Greg Stepanich, Palm Beach Arts Paper

CD Review: “Marc Blitzstein: First Life” by Uncle Dave Lewis, AllMusicGuide

CD Review: “Marc Blitzstein: First Life” by Jens F. Laurson, Classical WETA 90.9 FM 

CD Review: Ring of Fire by Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone Magazine

CD Review: Ring of Fire by Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe 

CD Reviews: Del Sol String Quartet – New music by Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle