Elizabeth Stewart, violin I
Joosep Reimaa, viola II
Marija Räisänen, viola
Stergios Theodoridis, cello
The Erinys Quartet was formed by an international group of musicians in Finland. With roots in Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Greece, and the United States, these four musicians have found common ground together in Helsinki. Named for the Erinyes (a.k.a. the Furies) from the Greek tragedy Oresteia by Aeschylus, the Erinys Quartet was founded in 2018 at the Sibelius Academy where they have worked closely with Marko Ylönen.
The Erinys Quartet has performed throughout Finland, the rest of Europe, and in the United States. Erinys has been featured at festivals and concert series including Korsholm Music Festival (Vaasa, Finland), Mimir Chamber Music Festival (Texas, USA), and Festival Groba (Ponteareas, Spain). They have also taken part in the inaugural Dover Quartet Workshop at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Pacifica Quartet Professional Quartet Seminar at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.
Erinys has participated in the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition as well as the Bad Tölz International String Quartet Competition where they were awarded the Audience Prize Award of the City of Bad Tölz, as well as the Esterházy Foundation Special Prize for best interpretation of a Haydn string quartet.
Since 2021, Erinys Quartet has been supported by Le Dimore del Quartetto where they are also a part of the European Union-sponsored MERITA platform.
In 2023 the Erinys Quartet will begin studies with the Dover Quartet at the Curtis Institute of Music as the Nina von Maltzahn String Quartet-in-Residence, as well as at Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain under the tutelage of Professor Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartett).