ATLYS with musicologist Anya Wilkening

ATLYS with musicologist Anya Wilkening

The Cracker Factory

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May 20, 2022: “New Beginnings: From Quartet to Hard Core”
ATLYS, with resident scholar Anya Wilkening
The Cracker Factory, 7:30 pm
Jinty McTavish, Sabrina Tabby, violin; Rita Andrade, viola; Genevieve Tabby, cello


In collaboration with musicologist Anya Wilkening, GMF’s resident scholar, ATLYS will preview some of the musical motifs of our season. We’ll trace the development of the string quartet genre all the way from Haydn to ATLYS’s crossover arrangements of American pop rock and ska punk, and voyage across the world to explore the intersection of folk and art music in the establishment of national styles.

All programs subject to change.

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12.
Season pass (8 concerts): $200 adult



ATLYS is a four-woman, classically trained, unique crossover string quartet. Lauded for their passionate, dynamic performances and signature sound, their concerts are mesmerizing and interactive. Equipped with the power of stringed instruments, ATLYS is both an ambassador for Shar Music, as part of their Young Strings of America roster, as well as for Swiss audiotech company, Schertler. Curating diverse and enthralling programs, an ATLYS performance is more than an experience–it is a conversation between artist and audience. With over 1000 performances under their belt, they have inspired listeners across the globe. During recent socially distant times, ATLYS has revolutionized their paradigm, perfecting the art of remote recording, launching a YouTube tutorial series to inspire young musicians, and publishing their unique arrangements. Crossing borders with unceasing passion, ATLYS seeks new spaces and inventive methods to captivate and inspire an ever-growing audience, live and virtual.


The Cracker Factory

About the Artists

Anya Wilkening

Anya Wilkening has studied violin since she was 5 years of age and continues her musical engagement as a performer, scholar and teacher of music. Ms. Wilkening earned her Master’s of Music at the Shepherd School of Music in 2018 studying with Paul Kantor. While at Rice University, she was the recipient of the Joe Anne Berwick ’44 Endowed Scholarship in Music. In the fall of 2018, she began doctoral studies in Historical Musicology at… Read more

Genevieve Tabby

Philadelphia native Genevieve Tabby first picked up the cello after being inspired by her twin sister’s violin lessons at the age of eight. Since then, she continues to perform alongside her sister professionally. She was a repeat performer on NPR’s From the Top series and television show at Carnegie Hall, and a repeat semifinalist in the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Tabby completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she… Read more

Jinty McTavish

Jinty McTavish began her violin studies at the age of four in the small town of Lafayette, Indiana after emigrating with her family from her hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba. When she was 10, Jinty made her solo debut with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and performed with them a second time at age 16 after winning the local concerto competition. That same year, she began traveling to Bloomington, IN to study with Mauricio Fuks and his principal… Read more

Rita Andrade

Rita Andrade, a native of Austin, Texas, is an active orchestral and studio violist living in Los Angeles. Raised in a family that values their Latin heritage and music, she was always a musically curious child and was immediately drawn to the viola upon first hearing it. Pursuing an arts education at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, Rita continued studying viola performance for her bachelor’s degree in music at the University of Texas Butler School… Read more

Sabrina Tabby

Violinist Sabrina Tabby, from Philadelphia, developed a fondness for chamber music at a very young age, playing regularly with her twin sister. In high school, they were featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top radio series and television show at Carnegie Hall. While at Bard College Conservatory of Music, Sabrina performed across four continents as concertmaster of and soloist with the Conservatory Orchestra, in chamber groups, as well as in various Baroque and New… Read more

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