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Mivos Quartet

About this Artist


The Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader), is dedicated to advancing and performing new music in all its variety to diverse audiences worldwide. The quartet commissions and premieres new repertoire for string quartet, working closely with composers over extended time periods, treating each new piece as a true collaboration. Mivos maintains an active international performance schedule, with regular appearances as ensemble-in-residence at festivals including June in Buffalo, Shanghai New Music Week, and VIPA (Spain). Mivos takes part in many educational residencies at universities and summer festivals, working with young performers and composers to develop their skills. The quartet also runs two composition prizes to help discover and promote emerging composers in the US and abroad. Beyond these activities, Mivos is committed to collaborating with guest artists, exploring multi-media projects involving live video and electronics, and performing improvised music.

Mivos Quartet Roster

Olivia De Prato, violin
Maya Bennardo, violin
Victor Lowrie Tafoya, viola
Tyler J. Borden, cello