The Forte String Quartet, now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, enjoys wide acclaim as an ensemble of “accomplished and focused chamber musicians who have a gift for making interesting programmes” as well as a distinctive talent for “penetrating exposition of the score [Beethoven Op. 18, No. 4] distinguished in its dramatic urgency…” as noted in The STRAD.  FSQ was founded in 1990 and is currently comprised of award-winning artists originally trained in the classic schools of Bulgaria and the US.  The Quartet was very pleased to be Ensemble-in-Residence at Manhattan Virtuosi Orchestra and at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
The breadth of the Quartet’s activities includes recordings and broadcasts for WNYC - New York, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, WNYE-New York, Bulgarian National Radio and Television, chamber concerts throughout the United States and regular concert appearances in New York City venues such as Barge Music, Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts, Brooklyn Library Series, and a variety of international venues throughout greater Europe and the Mediterranean.
Members of The Forte String Quartet: Hristo Popov (violin), Stanislav Nikolov (violin), Krasi Ivanov (viola) and Kalin Ivanov (cello)