Cassatt String Quartet Broadcasts New Members

(Photograph credit score: Dario Acosta)


Based in 1985, the ensemble additionally contains first violinist Muneko Otani, who joined in 1986, and Jennifer Leshnower who has served as second violinist since 1994.

With the brand new members, the quartet will likely be performing a piano quintet with pianist Ursula Oppens that was written for them by Tania León. The live performance is on April 15 as a part of the León symposium at Metropolis College of New York’s (CUNY) Elebash Corridor.

The Cassatt String Quartet has carried out all through the world, with appearances at Carnegie Corridor, Tanglewood Music Heart, the Kennedy Heart, the Library of Congress, and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, amongst others.

Dedicated to taking part in new music, the group’s discography of over forty recordings contains new quartets by Steven Stucky, Daniel S. Godfrey, Sebastian Currier, and Samuel Adler. Since 1995, the ensemble has been on the performing artist roster for the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Cassatt String Quartet was the inaugural participant in Juilliard’s Graduate String Quartet Residency. Their quite a few awards embrace a Tanglewood Chamber Music Fellowship, the Wardwell Chamber Music Fellowship at Yale, First Prizes on the Fischoff and Coleman Chamber Music Competitions, two prime prizes on the Banff Worldwide String Quartet Competitors, and commissioning grants from Meet the Composer and the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts. In 2004, they had been chosen for the centennial celebration of the Coleman Chamber Music Affiliation in Pasadena, California.

Since 1995, the CSQ has been in residence on the Seal Bay Pageant of Modern American Chamber Music in Maine; and, since 2005, at Cassatt within the Basin!, an annual instructional residency in Odessa, Texas.

Cellist Gwen Krosnick, a recitalist, chamber musician, and pedagogue was the founding cellist of Trio Cleonice, with whom she carried out from 2008 to 2016 internationally. She has premiered items by composers together with, however not restricted to, Lei Liang, Richard Wernick, Elliott Carter, Charles Wuorinen, Roger Classes, Donald Martino, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Sofia Gubaidulina.

Violist Rosemary Nelis additionally serves as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. On the school of Kinhaven Music College, she can also be a baroque violist, having appeared with The Sebastians, Baroquelyn, and Juilliard415. She has labored with composers akin to Missy Mazzoli, David Lang, Christine Southworth, Marcelo Zarvos, Jefferson Friedman, Dan Visconti, and Joan Tower.

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