PUBLIQuartet Through creative, interactive programming and a deep commitment to audience inclusion, PUBLIQuartet injects fresh perspective into the Classical music scene. Hailing from the Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Eastman School of Music, the members of PUBLIQuartet contribute to a collective background in classical, jazz, world and electro acoustic performance. Dubbed “the independent-minded PUBLIQuartet” by the New Yorker, they present standard and rare music from the classical repertoire, as well as contemporary compositions and open-form improvisations that explore and expand the stylistic norms of the traditional string quartet.
Brian Adamczyk attended The University of The Arts from 2001-2005 where he earned a degree in saxophone performance. Since then, he has earned a reputation as a versatile jazz and classical saxophonist, as well as an equally accomplished doubler on oboe, clarinet, flute, and ethic flutes. His playing experience includes performances with The Temptations, Gladys Knight, John Legend, and numerous other freelance shows/venues in the Philadelphia/New York area. He has played countless theater productions at the Walnut Street Theater, Merriam Theater, Lenape Performing Arts Center, and Arden Theater in Philadelphia.
Quinn Collins (b. 1983) is a composer of rhythmically engaging acoustic and electroacoustic music who aims to combine rigorous formal schemes and processes with rock energy, occupying a space where brains and adrenaline collide. He is currently pursuing graduate studies as a doctoral fellow at Princeton University. His music has been performed by ensembles such as the orkest “de ereprijs,” members of Bang on a Can, TRANSIT, loadbang, the Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo, Newspeak, So Percussion, The Guidonian Hand, and Dither. A native of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Collins currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey.
Hilary Jones is a flutist and educator based in the Greater New York area. She is currently a student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Hilary also holds degrees in music from New York University and Loyola University New Orleans. As an active teacher and performer, Hilary has served as a chamber music coach at Rutgers University and has also held an adjunct teaching position at NYU. Hilary currently maintains a private flute studio and performs regularly as a chamber and orchestral musician, devoting particular interest to both new music and baroque performance practice.
Wally Gunn is a composer living and working in New York who writes concert music, rock music, and music for theater, film and visual art. He is currently a PhD candidate at Princeton University.
Jason Treuting is a performer/composer/improviser and a member of So Percussion. Through So, he has enjoyed collaborating with a long list of inspiring composers including Steve Reich, David Lang, Paul Lansky, Steve Mackey, Dan Trueman and Bryce Dessner and with groups such as Matmos, Buke and Gase, Kneebody and many others. He enjoys playing drums with Steve Mackey and Rinde Eckert in Big Farm and Dan Trueman, Beth Meyers and Monica Mugan in QQQ. As an improviser, he most often makes new things happen with Cenk Ergun and Grey Mcmurray in smpl and Steve Mackey in Little Farm. He is currently a Lewis Center Fellow in the Arts.