The Videri String Quartet is a revolutionary ensemble dedicated to performing the music of video games. A pioneer in both the video game and classical music communities, Videri is committed to reinventing the string quartet experience for the modern listener.
In July 2012, they made their performance debut at the Rooster Teeth convention in Austin, Texas. Since then, notable performances have included the Boston Festival of Indie Games, IndieCade in Los Angeles, the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Pre-Concert Event at the Nintendo World Store in NYC, the Game Developers Conference and Game Audio Network Guild Awards in San Francisco, and the Showa Boston Institute. In the summer of 2015, Videri was chosen as a Fellowship Quartet for the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. There, they were coached by the Apple Hill Director, Leonard Matczynski and performed a full length recital.
Videri seeks to explore the ways in which video game music impacts its listeners, discover the parallels between traditional classical music and video game music, celebrate the dynamic link between music and storytelling, and to use video game music as a means of expression for children and young adults. For our program at the MFA, they will be playing music from the video games Mario, Bioshock Infinite, Battlefront, Ori and the Blind Forrest, and Halo Wars 2 along with Alexander Borodin’s 2nd String Quartet.