The Jupiter String Quartet, formed in 2001, is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (older sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough (husband of Meg, brother-in-law of Liz). As they enter their second decade of making music together, their tightly knit ensemble has firmly established itself as an important voice in the world of chamber music. In addition to their performing career, the Jupiters have joined the faculty of the University of Illinois as String Quartet-in-Residence. They also hold visiting faculty residencies at Oberlin Conservatory and Adelphi University, and have engaged in a multi-year residency at Atlanta’s beautiful Spivey Hall. jupiterquartet.com/
Jupiter String Quartet will join CMC for side by side rehearsals in September and October followed by a conservatory concert October 4th, 2014. Chamber Music Columbus will present the Jupiter String Quartet the evening of October 4th.
The Calidore Quartet is Jeffery Myers (violin and CMC Alumnus), Ryan Meehan (violin), Jeremy Berry (viola) and Estelle Choi (Cello) Described as “a miracle of unified thought…” (La Presse, Montreal) and “nothing short of a revelation” (Calgary Herald) the Calidore String Quartet has established itself an internationalreputation for its informed, polished and captivating performances. The Calidore has already made debuts in such prestigious festivals as Verbier and Ravinia and the Schneider Concert Series (NYC) and is a featured “Young Artist-in-Residence” on American Public Media’s “Performance Today”. Formed at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles in 2010, the Calidore String Quartet quickly won grand prize in virtually all American chamber music competitions including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs competitions. Internationally they captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition and the 2012 Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition. Their performances and interviews were broadcast on Bayerischer Rundfunk (Munich) and Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg) as well as being featured on German national television as part of a documentary produced by ARD public broadcasting. calidorestringquartet.com
Calidore Quartet will join CMC for side by side rehearsals in February followed by a conservatory concert February 6, 2015. Calidore performs at Columbus Museum of Art on February 8 as part of Sundays @ Central Season.
Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer – violins, Lawrence Dutton – viola and Paul Watkins – cello
Formed in 1976 and based in New York City, the Emerson String Quartet was one of the first quartets formed with two violinists alternating in the first chair position. In 2002, the Quartet began to stand for most of its concerts, with the cellist seated on a riser. The Emerson Quartet took its name from the American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson and is Quartet-in-Residence at Stony Brook University. In January of 2015, the Quartet will receive the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award, Chamber Music America’s highest honor, in recognition of its significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field.
The Emerson String Quartet has an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.
As an exclusive artist for SONY Classical, the Emerson recently released Journeys, its second CD on that label, featuring Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Schoenberg’s Verklaerte Nacht.
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular andcritical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism”; the Philadelphia Inquirer praises its “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture”; and the Times (London) opines, “the Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet…This was wonderful, selfless music-making.”
Misha Amory (viloa) Serena Canin (violin), Mina Lee (cello) and Mark Steinberg (violin)
Brentano String Quartet will join CMC for side by side rehearsals in March 2015 followed by a conservatory concert March 21st. Chamber Music Columbus will present the Brentano String Quartet the evening of March 21st.