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Entering its 4th year in a row in NYC and 2nd year in Munich, Germany, the Progressive Chamber Music Festival continues to build a platform for forward-thinking musicians to present their innovative music. Often uncategorizable and extremely original, these artists redefine the centuries-old musical practice using their unique musical approach. As a self-funded musical event, we feel the need to move on to the next level to publicize the event more effectively and pay our musicians the fee they deserve.



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Sirius quartet


Fung Chern Hwei, violin

Gregor Huebner, violin

Ron Lawrence, viola

Jeremy Harman, cello



“Versatility and flair with lively improvisations… Driving rhythms and aggressive arpeggios were woven around an elusive cello melody in this engaging score.”
— The New York Times

“One of the highlights of the festival… each breakout solo seemed as inevitable as it was spontaneous.”
— The Wall Street Journal

“For nearly two hours, the group dazzled the packed house with virtuosic, rock-inflected, jazz-grounded, classical-minded polyglot music that was by turns lilting and churning, diaphanous and crushing, placid and rhythmic, soothing and fiery… always compelling and always exhilarating.”
— Imperfect Fifths

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul and a raw energy rarely witnessed on stage, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach that makes labels like 'New Music' sound tame.

Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan's biggest jazz event – and many others.

Having premiered works by significant living composers, Sirius continues their long-running commitment to musical innovation with bold, original works by its own members, pushing beyond the conventional vocabulary of string instruments by incorporating popular song forms, extended techniques, gripping improvisations and undeniable, contemporary grooves.






Upcoming Performances:



Paths Become Lines

by Sirius Quartet

released in 2016 on Autentico Music.