Sierra Quartet


San Francisco, CA
String Quartet
6 Played at 6 groupmuses!

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One day in 2018, Bay Area natives Elbert Tsai, Rochelle Nguyen, Christina Simpson, and James Jaffe got together to read quartets. After an improbably successful reading of Schubert's huge G Major Quartet, Elbert asked, "Do you guys like to rehearse?"

The group began rehearsing regularly, developing a shared musical taste and sharing it with audiences in California and France. They chose their name at a retreat in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Traditional Repertoire

New: Jesse Montgomery, Caroline Shaw, Alexandra Bryant
Classic: Beethoven, Haydn, Dvořák, Janáček, Schumann, Schubert


Performed groupmuses (6)

Classic and new string quartets with the Sierra Quartet

  • Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 2:30 PM
  • Berkeley Hills, Berkeley Berkeley, CA

This groupmuse happened 10 months ago

Beethoven in the Park (Street Tavern)

  • Friday, February 25, 2022, at 6:30 PM
  • Alameda Alameda, CA
  • $25 tickets ($20 for supermusers}

This groupmuse happened 11 months ago

Backyard views of the Sierra (quartet)

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 2:00 PM
  • Golden Gate, Oakland Oakland, CA

This groupmuse happened about 1 year ago

Festival Rolland 2021: Beethoven op. 59 no. 1 with the Sierra Quartet

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 6:00 PM
  • San Francisco

This groupmuse happened about 1 year ago

🌷Muse at Gamble Garden

  • Friday, September 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM
  • Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA

This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Parallel Play! The Sierra Quartet, Peggy Gyulai, Alexandra Bryant, Beethoven

  • Friday, November 20, 2020, at 6:00 PM
  • San Francisco

This groupmuse happened about 2 years ago