September 25, 2012
Upton, NY — Hailed for its “gripping intensity” and “suspenseful and virtuoso playing” by San Francisco Classical Voice, the Amphion String Quartet was selected as a winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild auditions. The Quartet will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, October 17, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the concert is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D.
The Amphion String Quartet was recently appointed to a three-year residency at Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Two (CMS). This appointment affords the young members of this quartet three full seasons of participation in every facet of CMS activity, including performances on all stages during the New York concert season, international and national tour appearances, recordings on both the in-house CMS Studio Recordings label and the CMS Live! digital download series, concert broadcasts on American Public Media’s Performance Today, the CMS national radio series; and on Live From Lincoln Center television broadcasts.
The Quartet was awarded first prize in the Piano and Strings category as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Plowman Chamber Music Competition held in Columbia, Missouri. Additionally, the Quartet received the first prize at the Hugo Kauder String Quartet Competition in New Haven, CT. Highlights of the 2011-2012 season included an appearance at the Schneider Concert Series in New York City, a world premiere of a string quartet by John Sichel in New Jersey, as well as performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Tertulia Chamber Music series.
For the concert at Brookhaven Lab, the Quartet will perform Hugo Wolf's “Italian Serenade,” Janacek's “Intimate Letters” quartet, and Mendelssohn's Quartet No. 3.
2012-1454 | Media & Communications Office
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