Elliott Miles McKinley composer
The Martinu Quartet
Richmond-based composer Elliott Miles McKinley’s STRING QUARTETS features three of the composer’s string quartets, commissioned by the Martinu String Quartet from Prague. These works span the first decade of the 21st century and show a progression of McKinley’s compositional skill, marking him as an innovative composer early in the new millennium. Through these works McKinley displays his high-modernist aesthetic and jazz-influenced rhythms and harmonies, creating complex pieces that are performed masterfully by the Martinu Quartet.