Biava String Quartet
Time: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, April 27, 2007
Moody Music Building, University of Alabama
The Biava Quartet, winner of the 2003 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, is recognized as one of today’s top young American quartets. Through appearances at major music festivals and extensive touring, the group has established an enthusiastic following in the US and abroad.
The Biava Quartet captured top prizes at the 2005 Premio Paolo Borciani and 2003 London International String Quartet Competitions, impressing audiences with its sensitive artistry and communicative power. The Quartet also won top prizes at the Young Concert Artists, Coleman and Fischoff chamber music competitions. Formed in 1998 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the members of the Biava are recent recipients of Artist Diplomas from the Yale University School of Music where they now serve as teaching assistants to the Tokyo Quartet.
The Tuscaloosa concert will feature Haydn’s Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2 (“Joke”); Barber’s Adagio for Strings; Turina’s “La oracion del torero (“The Bullfighter’s Prayer”); and Beethoven’s Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2.