Monday, February 19, 2007

Bryant Park String Quartet

Bryant Park String Quartet will be joining the Chamber Orchestra performance this Sunday by playing the solo parts of Elgar's Introduction and Allegro. They will also be teaching lessons on Saturday to Chamber Orchestra members. Here is their bio.

Based in New York City, the Bryant Park Quartet (Stephen Miahky and Benjamin Russell, violins, Adam Meyer, viola, Tomoko Fujita) is dedicated to performing in concert halls and bringing chamber music into the community. The BPQ recently completed a weeklong outreach tour of eastern, rural Appalachian Kentucky, performing for more than 3,300 school children. Other highlights from the BPQ's current season include recitals throughout New York City, Massachusetts, Des Moines, a solo performance with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, a recital under the auspices of the Perlman Music Program, and other outreach projects on Long Island. Its members have attended the Amsterdam Conservatory, the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory, the Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Michigan, and Stony Brook University. In recent summers they have participated in the Aspen Music Festival and School, Kneisel Hall, the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Perlman Music Program, and the Tanglewood Music Center. The Bryant Park Quartet has been coached by Colin Carr, and Kathy Murdock and members of the Brentano, Borromeo, and Emerson String Quartets.

1 comment:

Tony said...

Thanks for your blog, Bryant Park, I've played in a number of quartet groups here in Scotland and I am passionate about bringing music into the community and particularly to those who are unable to hear and often unable to afford to travel to - let alone enter a concert. Well done Bryant Park! Tony