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Chamber Music from Juilliard

September 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Admission: $75Member Admission: $15Eventbrite - Chamber Music From Juilliard: Verona Quartet


Verona Quartet

Jonathan Ong, violin

Dorothy Ro, violin

Abigail Rojansky, viola

Warren Hagerty, cello

String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3                                                                                           Beethoven


String Quartet Op. 50 No. 1 in B flat major                                                             Joseph Haydn
Adagio non lento
Menuetto: Poco allegretto
Finale: Vivace


Hailed by critics as “thoughtful, impressive musicians” (Cleveland Classical), the Verona Quartet – formerly known as the Wasmuth Quartet – has won numerous accolades and awards, and is quickly establishing themselves as one of the exciting young quartets on the music scene today. In March of 2015, the Verona Quartet won the Second Prize and the ProQuartet-CEMC Prize at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London, England, where their performances were described as “impassioned”, “dynamic” and “engaging” (The Amati Magazine) and just four months later, they were awarded the Bronze Medal at 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne, Australia.

Within the last year, the Verona Quartet won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, the oldest chamber music competition in the United States, the First Place and Audience Choice Award at the 2014 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition as well as the Bronze Medal at the 8th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka, Japan, where critics lauded their “sensational, powerhouse performance” (Classical Voice America). Prior awards include the First Prize at the Kuttner String Quartet Competition and Silver Medal in the senior division of the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, both of which the Verona Quartet received within months of their formation. In November of 2015, the Verona Quartet will return to Asia to launch a chamber music residency in Singapore with the support of Indiana University, the Singapore National Arts Council and the Singapore School of the Arts. This residency will include performance at the Esplanade Hall and collaboration with students and faculty at the School of the Arts.

The Verona Quartet has been a visiting artist at several of the world’s other leading institutions for music education and preservation including the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Indiana University String Academy as well as the historic Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. Their pioneering collaboration with the Beethoven-Haus marked the first partnership of its kind and the initiation of an ongoing relationship between the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Beethoven-Haus. The Verona Quartet’s week long residency in Bonn in March of 2013 included in-depth analysis of Beethoven’s work with the renowned resident scholars of the Beethoven-Haus, a performance at the historic home of mid-century arts patron Johannes Wasmuth and one-on-one discussion with scholars from the Joseph Haydn-Institut in Cologne and personal assistant to György Ligeti.

Recent appearances include the Chamber Music Abu Dhabi Festival in the United Arab Emirates, Wigmore Hall, Music at St. Lukes in East Hampton New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on National Public Radio, “The Weekly Special” on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the Candlelight Concert Society in Baltimore, MD. The upcoming season includes artist residency at the Music in the Vineyards in Napa Valley, California as well as concerts in New York, Australia, Washington, D.C., Singapore, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.

In addition to their performance commitments, the Verona Quartet members are strong proponents of community engagement and education. They have an ongoing residency in the city of Danville, Illinois, where they have curated a concert series with the support of patrons Louis and Sybil Mervis of Mervis Industries and the Danville Symphony. Their work with developing young musicians on performance and practice skills has resulted in an increase in public school music class enrollment to almost double the average in the State of Illinois.

The Verona Quartet is currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where they are mentored by the Pacifica Quartet, as well as Alexander Kerr, Atar Arad and Eric Kim. The Quartet has also worked with Peter Salaff, Jerry Horner, Jorja Fleezanis, Paul Kantor and members of the Brentano, Cleveland, Cavani, American, Tokyo and London Haydn Quartets.





September 23, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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