Ed Dusinberre
Artist in Residence (Violin), Takács Quartet • Ralph E. and Barbara L. Christoffersen Faculty Fellow

As first violinist of the Takács Quartet, Edward Dusinberre has won a Grammy and awards from Gramophone Magazine, the Japanese Recording Academy, Chamber Music America and the Royal Philharmonic Society. Combining an international career with his longstanding appointment as artist-in-residence at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music, Dusinberre performs as a member of the Takács Quartet in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, and is an Associate Artist at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Dusinberre’s first book‚ Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet—melds music history and memoir to illuminate the circumstances surrounding the composition of Beethoven’s quartets and the Takács Quartet’s experiences playing this music. For this work, Dusinberre won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2016 Creative Communication Award: “Few have told so well of the musician’s life, or offered such illuminating insights to players and listeners alike.” In June 2020, Dusinberre and the Takács Quartet were featured in the BBC television series “Being Beethoven.” Dusinberre’s latest book—Distant Melodies: Music in Search of Home—was published by Faber and The University of Chicago Press in 2022.

Takács Quartet Violin studio