Gnarwhallaby

gnarwhallaby was formed in 2011 to revive and perform the repertoire composed for the unique instrumentation of clarinet, trombone, violoncello, and piano.

as their starting point, the quartet used the missions and repertoires of the now defunct, avant-garde polish ensemble warsztat muzyczny as well as the later german outfit quartett avance.

as the third generation “grandchild” quartet – the first in the united states and the only currently active quartet of its kind in the world – gnarwhallaby continues to expand this largely unknown and fascinating body of repertoire with active composer commissions and original compositions by its members.