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A Changing of the J.S.Q. Guard

Violist Roger Tapping will join the J.S.Q. in September, the ensemble announced. He replaces Samuel Rhodes, who is leaving after 33 years in the group.

 (Photo by Susan Wilson)

Longtime Juilliard String Quartet violist Samuel Rhodes announced last month that he would be leaving the ensemble in July after it performs at the Ravinia Festival. Rhodes and the quartet also announced that Roger Tapping, a New England Conservatory faculty member and former member of the Takacs Quartet, will take his place in September 2013, at which time he will also join the Juilliard faculty. Rhodes, who joined the quartet in 1969, replacing founding violist Raphael Hillyer, will continue to serve as chair of the Juilliard viola department. Tapping will be the 14th member of the quartet, which was formed 66 years ago and which also includes violinists Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes as well as cellist Joel Krosnick.

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Longtime Juilliard String Quartet violist Samuel Rhodes announced last month that he would be leaving the ensemble in July after it performs at the Ravinia Festival. Rhodes and the quartet also announced that Roger Tapping, a New England Conservatory faculty member and former member of the Takacs Quartet, will take his place in September 2013, at which time he will also join the Juilliard faculty. Rhodes, who joined the quartet in 1969, replacing founding violist Raphael Hillyer, will continue to serve as chair of the Juilliard viola department. Tapping will be the 14th member of the quartet, which was formed 66 years ago and which also includes violinists Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes as well as cellist Joel Krosnick.

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