opus87 is a Manhattan-based piano quartet specializing in classical and contemporary chamber music. Formed by friends at the Manhattan School of Music in 2016, opus87 played our first show together in Lynchburg, VA, and decided to continue exploring the piano quartet repertoire together.
The members of opus87 hail from across the country, and have made it a core part of our mission to bring high-quality chamber music to their home states and other communities. We aspire to bring fresh and exciting music to new audiences. While our programming centers around the classics of the piano quartet repertory, we reserve a special place for new and neglected music. Through collaboration with living composers, we seek to expand the body of works for our instrumentation. In addition to contemporary music, we seek to find and share lesser-known gems of the quartet repertoire with our audiences.
opus87's recent concert engagements include an opera premiere as part of Victoria Bond's 'Cutting-Edge Concerts' series, a program exploring the New York-Czech connection at Manhattan's historic Parish of Calvary-St. George's, and tour stops in Maine, Massachusetts and Virginia. At the conclusion of our summer tour, we are excited to return to New York to participate in the Summer String Fest at Merkin Hall. Our upcoming projects include commissioned works from composers Thomas Feng and Chelsea Komschlies.