Time: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, February 20, 2011
Moody Music Building, University of Alabama
• Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory.
• Winners of the Fischoff, Banff, Coleman competitions as well as the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Cleveland Quartet Award.
• First chamber ensemble ever to be awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant.
• Performs regularly in many of the world’s greatest concert halls including Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic’s Kammermusiksaal, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Konzerthaus in Vienna.
• Has collaborated with such artists as Leif Ove Andsnes, Joshua Bell, Eliot Fisk, Lynn Harrell, Midori, Jon Kimura Parker, and Pinchas Zukerman.
• A favorite of numerous summer festivals, the group regularly appears at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, La Jolla Summerfest, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, and the White Pine Festival.
• On short notice, filled in for Isaac Stern and Henry Meyer leading master classes in Lucerne, Switzerland and Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland.
• Currently Quartet-in-Residence at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, where the ensemble members teach private students as well as coach chamber music