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String quartet artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good string quartet bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top string quartet bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. String quartet groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all string quartet bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest string quartet bands of all time, since the most famous string quartet artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best string quartet music.

You can click on the string quartet band names to see more information about that particular notable string quartet group. If they're near the top of the best string quartet artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top string quartet bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the string quartet band names themselves.

Examples include Kronos Quartet and Emerson String Quartet. Make sure to rock the vote by clicking the thumbs up button on the artists you like. Make sure you always vote for stuff like Cleveland Quartet or Guarneri Quartet if you like it.

All important, significant and iconic names in string quartet music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new string quartet bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of string quartet, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into string quartet music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good string quartet bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent string quartet bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best string quartet bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest string quartet musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular string quartet bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Emerson String Quartet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best String Quartets
Emerson String Quartet String quartet, Classical music

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Guarneri Quartet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best String Quartets
Guarneri Quartet String quartet

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Juilliard String Quartet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best String Quartets
Juilliard String Quartet String quartet

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Amadeus Quartet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best String Quartets
Amadeus Quartet String quartet

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Budapest String Quartet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best String Quartets
Budapest String Quartet String quartet

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Jerusalem Quartet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best String Quartets
Jerusalem Quartet String quartet

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The Danish String Quartet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best String Quartets
AndersKrag added The Danish String Quartet

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Kronos Quartet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best String Quartets
Kronos Quartet String quartet, Contemporary classical music

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Cleveland Quartet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best String Quartets
Cleveland Quartet String quartet, Classical music, Contemporary classical music

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Arditti Quartet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best String Quartets
Arditti Quartet String quartet, Contemporary classical music

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Vitamin String Quartet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best String Quartets
jamiedeanreynolds added Vitamin String Quartet Pop music, Rock music

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Cypress String Quartet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best String Quartets
Cypress String Quartet String quartet

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Bond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best String Quartets
respondez-sil-vous-plait added Bond Crossover

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Chiara Quartet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best String Quartets
Chiara Quartet String quartet

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Pavao Quartet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best String Quartets
Pavao Quartet String quartet

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Nash Ensemble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best String Quartets
ellenbutters added Nash Ensemble

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Turtle Island Quartet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best String Quartets
Turtle Island Quartet String quartet, Jazz

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Jupiter String Quartet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best String Quartets
ellenbutters added Jupiter String Quartet

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RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best String Quartets

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Aeolian Quartet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best String Quartets
Aeolian Quartet String quartet

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FourPlay Electric String Quart... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best String Quartets
FourPlay Electric String Quartet String quartet, Rock music, Classical music

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Del Sol Quartet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best String Quartets
Del Sol Quartet String quartet, Contemporary classical music