About Us

String Division Silver Medal recipients of the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.


Formed in 2011 at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, Altius Quartet has quickly become one of the most exciting young ensembles in the United States. Recently, they won the Silver Medal at the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, IN. In addition, they were first prize winners at both the 2014 Coltman Chamber Music Competition in Austin, TX and the 2013 Plowman Chamber Music Competition in Columbia, MO.

Altius actively concertizes in Colorado, where it is the resident quartet of the Western Slope Concert Series, and has also toured throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Altius Quartet is also committed to outreach, and often performs concerts and teaches master classes in public schools and music schools throughout the country. In July 2013, the quartet began its residency with the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony where they teach and perform in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Altius has also been invited to serve as the Fellowship Quartet at the Music in the Mountains Conservatory in the summer of 2014 in Durango, Colorado.

Altius Quartet has performed for the most respected string quartets and pedagogues in classical music including Miro Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, Roberto Diaz, Tim Ying, Christopher Adkins, James Dunham, and Arnold Steinhardt. The quartet served as the first Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University during the 2013-2014 school year where they were coached by Matt Albert, Emanuel Borok, and Andres Diaz. During their residency at SMU, they represented the university with recruitment and outreach programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Founding member and violinist Andrew Giordano is from Williamsport, PA. Violinist Joshua Ulrich is from Saint Petersburg, FL and joined the quartet in June 2014. Violist Andrew Krimm is a founding member from Dallas, TX, and cellist Zachary Reaves is a founding member from Oklahoma City, OK. Currently, the Altius Quartet is the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder where they are mentored by the Takacs String Quartet.

In their spare time, members of the Altius Quartet enjoy watching and playing fantasy football, spending time with their dogs, and strive to sharpen their witty, and at times borderline inappropriate sense of humor.

Andrew Giordano - Violin
Joshua Ulrich - Violin
Andrew Krimm - Viola
Zachary Reaves - Cello


A string quartet never looked so good.

(We may be a little biased)


Check out what we're up to.

JULY 13-26, 2014 | Music in the Mountains

Fellowship Quartet Residency - Music in the Mountains Conservatory in Durango, CO.
Performances with Matt Albert (viola), David Gerstein (cello), and Adam Marks (piano).

JULY 19, 2014 | SMU in Taos

SMU in Taos Cultural Institute Featured Performance in Taos, NM.

JULY 27 - AUG 3, 2014 | Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony

Faculty Quartet in Residence - Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony in Eureka Springs, AR.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 | Dazzle Classic Music Series

Classical music series at Dazzle Jazz Club. We will play Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 and some of our very own pop/rock covers. Denver, CO

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 | Arsenios Corbishley Instrument Premiere

Premiere of luthier Aresnios Corbishley's quartet of instruments. Hilton-Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK.

SEPTEMBER 7 - 14, 2014 | Fayetteville Chamber Music Series

Feature performance with special guest Hakan Rosengren (clarinet), Fayetteville, TX.

OCTOBER 11 - 12, 2014 | Western Slope Concert Series

Performances in Grand Junction and Montrose, CO as part of our residency with the Western Slope Concert Series.
Featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet with Kathryn Mientka.

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