Like the poet/philosopher after whom it is named, the Emerson String Quartet has an enduring reputation for artistry—earning nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America's "Ensemble of the Year" since its founding in 1976. The Quartet has also contributed to the tapestry of music by commissioning and performing new works from composers … Continue reading Emerson String Quartet
"The Jaspers...match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments." —New Haven Advocate In 2008 the Jasper String Quartet won the top prizes at the Coleman, Plowman, and Yellow Springs competitions; and a Silver Medal at Fischoff's competition in 2008 and 2009. The … Continue reading Jasper String Quartet with Nicholas Phan, tenor
Rinaldo Alessanrini founded his ensemble, Concerto Italiano, in 1984. Today it is recognized as a unique force in the interpretation of the Baroque music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Of its 2017 Carnegie Hall debut, Broadway World said "As soon as they started playing...I knew that all was right with the world—or, at least, for that … Continue reading Concerto Italiano
The Elias String Quartet takes its name from Mendelssohn's oratorio, Elijah (Elias is its German form). It was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. In 2009 the Elias was a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. With the support of the Trust, the Quartet mounted "The Beethoven Project" to study and perform all … Continue reading Elias String Quartet
Students at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest formed the Takács Quartet in 1975, and soon won prizes at major European competitions. Awards have since included the Wigmore Hall Medal, induction into Gramophone's first Hall of Fame, a Grammy, and the Order of Merit of the Knight's Cross of the Republic of Hungary.
All the players are members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and agree that "we enjoy playing in the orchestra tremendously. However, we like to expand this joy by playing together in a small ensemble as well. Not only is the repertoire of a small ensemble different, we also feel that chamber music is more personal and intimate. It is refreshing to get to know our colleagues in the orchestra better while working together in Camerata RCO....The energy that results from these concerts is what inspires us most."
WATCH THE RECORDED CONCERT ON YOUTUBE Coleman is proud to co-present—with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit and the Chamber Music Society Palm Beach—QuaranTrio’s next live stream performance, which you can watch (and applaud via online comments!) free from the comfort of your own home, whether that’s in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, or somewhere in between. … Continue reading QuaranTrio – Live from Philadelphia