Praised by The Strad magazine for their “uncommonly high level of homogeneity and confidence", the Hyperion String Quartet has won first prizes at the Coleman, Music Teachers National Association, and Green Lake chamber music competitions, and was the bronze medal prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Since their formation in 1999 at the Eastman School of Music, they have performed from New York’s famed Lincoln Center to Japan’ s Izumi Hall and have had live radio and television appearances in California, Connecticut, New York, Wisconsin and Canada. Members of the Quartet have performed with such artists as Toby Appel, Melvin Chen, Jennifer Frautschi, Benny Kim, Anne Marie McDermott, Lorna McGee, Sophie Shao, Eugenia Zukerman, and the Miró and Rossetti String Quartets.

Members of the Quartet are currently on faculty at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. They are the Quartet in Residence with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Program and have been the Flonzaley Quartet in Residence at the Sembrich Opera Museum in Bolton Landing, New York since 2011. They were previously the inaugural Joseph Fisch/Joyce Axelrod Resident String Quartet at San Diego State University in association with the La Jolla Music Society. During this residency, they had many opportunities to perform and teach, as well as collaborate with the faculty and students at the School of Music and Dance, including performances of Tan Dun’s Eight Colors for String Quartet in a unique collaboration with SDSU’s Dance Department. They have also been the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at Kent State University and at the Hartt School where they served as teaching assistants to the Miró and Miami String Quartets.

Dedicated to the performing of contemporary works, the Quartet has worked with Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour, for collaborative projects with Skidmore College’s Dance Department and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Paul Moravec.

The Quartet has been selected to participate in such prestigious programs as the Juilliard String Quartet seminar and the Emerson Quartet International Chamber Music Workshop. They were the Young Quartet in Residence at the Strings in the Mountains Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and also served as the Young Artist Ensemble in Residence at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. They also held two-week residencies with the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory, North Carolina in 2007 and 2010.

The Quartet is highly dedicated to music education and performed community and outreach concerts on behalf of the La Jolla Music Society and San Diego State University as part of their residency. They were Artists in Residence for Young Audiences of Rochester and also held residencies for New Performing Arts of Kentucky in 2002 and 2008, which gave them the opportunity to teach chamber music to students of all ages. The Quartet has served as adjunct faculty in the Community Division of the Hartt School, as well as being mentors to the Connecticut Youth Symphony. From 2006-2008, they were the Faculty String Quartet in Residence at the Montana Chamber Music Workshop where they taught and coached chamber music.