As first violinist of the world-renowned Takács Quartet, Edward Dusinberre has won a Grammy and awards from Gramophone Magazine, the Japanese Recording Academy, Chamber Music America and the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Combining an international career with his longstanding appointment as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Dusinberre performs as a member of the Takács in the USA, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, and is an Associate Artist at London’s Wigmore Hall. Acclaimed for its interpretations of a wide range of repertoire, the Takács Quartet is noted for innovative projects. The quartet has worked with Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Roth and poet Robert Pinsky on concerts that combined words and music. A project with the Hungarian music ensemble Muzsikás explores the inspiration and sources for Bartók’s musical language. In June 2020 the Takács Quartet was featured in the BBC television series Being Beethoven.
Dusinberre’s first book, Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet, (Faber) melded music history and memoir to illuminate the circumstances surrounding the composition of Beethoven’s quartets and the Takács Quartet’s experiences playing this music. For this work Dusinberre won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2016 Creative Communication Award: ‘Few have told so well of the musician’s life, or offered such illuminating insights to players and listeners alike.’