Date(s) - 03/10/2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elebash Recital Hall
The Terra String Quartet – violinists Harriet Langley and Amelia Dietrich, violist Ramon Carrero-Martinez, and cellist Audrey Chen, also a D.M.A. candidate at the GC – will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1 in F Major, Webern’s Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 44, No. 2 in E Minor. The concert is free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live.
Gold medalists and Grand Prize winners of the 2022 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Terra String Quartet (formerly known as the Arte String Quartet) is a vibrant young ensemble based in New York City. They are composed of graduates of The Juilliard School’s prestigious Honors Chamber Music Program, The New England Conservatory and The Manhattan School of Music.
Praised for their “remarkable maturity and musicality” and “superb ensemble playing” (Hyde Park Herald, Chicago), these four musicians, through their unique individuality as artists, are committed to infusing the string quartet with equal parts passion, vitality, and humor. Storytelling and spontaneity are at the heart of TSQ’s music making and they craft programs so as to tell a unique tale about the people, places, and ideas behind great works of the past and masterpieces of the present. Their name is a nod to their multicultural origins – together, this foursome represents five continents and speaks six languages.
TSQ has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, at Alice Tully Hall with cellist Natasha Brofsky as part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’s “Wednesdays at One” series, and as part of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Winter Workshop in North Carolina, where they performed with Robert McDonald. They have also appeared in concert with Quartetto di Cremona. Their mentors and coaches include Daniel Avshalomov and Laurie Carney of the American String Quartet, Mark Steinberg and Misha Amory of the Brentano Quartet, Ara Gregorian, Hye-Jin Kim, Natasha Brofsky, Catherine Cho, and Joseph Lin.
They were finalists in the 2022 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition and went on to win both the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition at Notre Dame in May of 2022. They were also semi-finalists at the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition. TSQ is a member of Le Dimore del Quartetto in Italy and is the first quartet to have been chosen to participate in the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Professional Fellowship Program at East Carolina University.