The Borromeo String Quartet Indicators onto Dinin Arts Roster


Fashioned in 1989, the quartet welcomed Grammy-nominated violist Melissa Reardon following 22 years with violist Mai Motobuchi. The opposite members embrace Nicholas Kitchen, Kristopher Tong, and Yeesun Kim.

The Borromeo String Quartet has labored extensively with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Middle and the Library of Congress — along with presenting quartet cycles of Beethoven and Shostakovich on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

They’ve carried out internationally at venues such because the Berlin Philharmonie, the Zurich Tonhalle, Dvorak Corridor in Prague, Wigmore Corridor in London, the Opera Bastille in Paris, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

After finishing their Artist Diplomas on the New England Conservatory of Music, the quartet grew to become the college String-Quartet-in-Residence on the Conservatory and have continued on this position for nearly 30 years.

Their accolades embrace successful the Evian Worldwide String Quartet Competitors, Younger Live performance Artists Auditions, Cleveland Quartet Award, Avery Fischer Profession Grant, and Lincoln Middle’s Martin E. Siegel Award. They had been additionally Ensemble in Residence for NPR’s Efficiency At present and have labored extensively with WGBH in Boston.

The quartet now serves as school String-Quartet-in-Residence on the Heifetz Worldwide Music Institute the place first violinist Nicholas Kitchen is the Creative Director.

Latest member, violist Melissa Reardon, is the Creative Director of the Portland Chamber Music Competition in Maine, Artist in Residence at Bard Faculty and Conservatory, and a founding member and the Government Director of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). She was beforehand a member of the Ensō String Quartet from 2006 till its remaining season in 2018, and has toured with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Highway Ensemble. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory, she served as East Carolina College’s Affiliate Professor of Viola from 2007-2013.

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