The Abeo Quartet, formed at The Juilliard School in 2018, is comprised of violinists Njioma Chinyere Grevious and Rebecca Benjamin, violist James Chanha Kang and cellist Brian Gadbow. Abeo was the Silver Medal winner of the 2022 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition, finalists in the 2022 Yellow Springs chamber music competition and the 2021 Young Concert Artists International Competition, as well as the Silver Medal winner of the 2019 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. Abeo is honored to be the inaugural Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the University of Delaware under the mentorship of the Calidore String Quartet.
The quartet has been featured at Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center’s Reach Festival with pianist Joseph Kalichstein, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s masterclass series with the Danish String Quartet, and on WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces. Abeo was also featured in Norway’s Vertavo Festival, performing seven Haydn string quartets, and was in residence at the Glenstone Museum. Abeo participated in the 2019 Montreal International String Quartet Academy, studying with members of Quatuor Ebene, and the Alban Berg, Takács and Artemis String Quartets. At Juilliard, Abeo studied in the Honors Chamber Music Program with the Juilliard String Quartet.
In 2021, the Abeo Quartet attended the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, coached by the Brentano, Emerson and Miró quartets. Abeo made their New York Schnieder Series debut in April 2022. The quartet chose the name Abeo / ah - bey - oh / — an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect — to reflect their love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others.