String Quartet - crossover music and collaborations

Evanston, Chicago, Lower Merion, Phialdelphia, Austin,
3 Played at 3 groupmuses!


String Quartet - crossover music and collaborations


All 4 players have gotten their Bachelors in Music and post graduate degrees at top conservatories and universities including Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, Bard College and Conservatory, UT Austin's Butler School of Music, Depaul University, and Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

ATLYS is a classically trained, crossover string quartet comprised of four women. Hailed for being incredibly passionate and interactive in their performances and about their music, the four create a concert atmosphere that is absolutely mesmerizing.

The four strive to share their ATLYS of music, filled with melodies and tunes from nations all around the world. Using the string quartet as their blank canvas, they veer outside of the classical music box to develop creative, original covers of some of our most loved music. At the same time, they enjoy returning within the borders of that box to perform lesser-known classical works, creating a program that is both diverse and intriguing.

ATLYS has over 500 performances under their belt, having charmed audiences around the world representing Lincoln Center in New York City in collaboration with Holland America Line. Their shows are captivating, and they take pride in drawing people into their concerts who may have never otherwise been interested in attending a quartet performance. Being an acoustic and therefore easily mobile group, they also enjoy performing in unconventional spaces such as art galleries, warehouses, bars, and houses.

“...ATLYS brought standing room only audiences to every performance. They consistently brought tears to your eyes, a smile to your face and joy to your heart. These 4 remarkable young women are the essence of music, bringing a welcome and fresh perspective to every style of music and have artists, filmmakers, musicians, and composers, as well as human rights and environmental activists clamoring to collaborate with them.”
— Randi Winter, Specialist in and journalist of Inspired Pursuits; Passionate Travel, a Virtuoso Affiliate of Classic Travel; Travel Industry Liaison for the British Columbia Association of Travel Writers

“Four electric musicians doing infinite eclectic things, ATLYS gets five stars for negotiating the outside of the box with ease.”
— Todd Reynolds, violinist for Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, and Bang on a Can; composer, educator, and technologist

“Working with the ATLYS quartet was absolutely a pleasure. I was impressed with their talent in arrangement and performance, as well as their professionalism. The passion and creativity they bring to their work is inspiring.”
— Kory Kruckenberg, Grammy Award-winning Sound Engineer


Quartets written by composers:


covers of current pop songs from around the world from artists like Bjork, Beyonce, Julia Michaels, India.arie, Led Zeppelin, Antonio Jobim, Sia, Coldplay, Ingrid Michaelson...and then some
Traditional Celtic Tunes
Playing different styles from rock, to alternative, to Latin, to jazz

Contemporary composers like Jennifer Higdon and Jessie Montgomery


Past groupmuses (3)

  • ATLYS String Quartet to play a magical Groupmuse on June 1!

    Friday, Jun 1, 2018 7:30 PM CDT

    • Neighborhood: Westwood, West Lake Hills
    • Composers: Jessie Montgomery, Zhou Long
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Amazing String Quartet playing in Hyde Park

    Friday, May 18, 2018 7:30 PM CDT

    • Neighborhood: Hyde Park, Austin
    • Composers: Jesse Montgomery, Zhou Long
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Magic Journeys Muse!

    Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Old City, Philadelphia
    • Instruments: string quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago