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Mozart G Major Quartet
Bartok Quartet No. 6
Beethoven Quartet Op. 74 “The Harp”
The Old City String Quartet draws from the musical lineage of the Vermeer and Guarneri String Quartets, but brings a youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire that is truly its own. Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, in its fewer than three years of existence, the ensemble has won the praise of some of the greatest chamber musicians of our time, as well as the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Gold Medal and Grand Prize and the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions second prize. The ensemble’s recording of the Mendelssohn and Debussy quartets, released in spring 2010 by the audiophile label Unipheye Music, was awarded the Blue Moon award by the highly respected audiophile website 6moons.com. The album’s review by David Kan proclaimed that “the maturity in these interpretations is phenomenal and disproportionate to the age [of the group.]” Members of the quartet have appeared as soloists with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, and BBC Concert Orchestra.
Founded in 1957, the Schneider Concerts chamber music series has been hailed in the New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music.” It is known for presenting many of the world’s chamber music notables before their rise to fame. Peter Serkin, the Guarneri String Quartet, and Tashi made their New York debuts in Schneider Concerts; Yefim Bronfman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Murray Perahia also performed in the series early in their careers.
For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/concerts.