Eanet pulls out of Juilliard Quartet for health reasons

Posted on: June 30, 2010

Tuesday (6/29) on the New York Times website, Daniel J. Wakin reports, “Nick Eanet, who joined the Juilliard String Quartet less than a year ago as first violinist, is resigning for health reasons, the group said on Tuesday. Mr. Eanet has ‘an acute digestive ailment’ that makes it difficult for him to take part in the quartet’s extensive touring, according to a statement. The condition is not life-threatening, it said. Mr. Eanet will spend next season with the quartet while a replacement is sought. Mr. Eanet had left a position as a concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera to join the Juilliard, which was founded in 1946. He replaced Joel Smirnoff, who was named president of the Cleveland Institute of Music.”

Posted June 30, 2010