Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the Vera Quartet is currently the String Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. The quartet received Grand Prizes at recent Plowman and Yellow Springs chamber music competitions, top prizes from the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and the St. Lawrence award from the Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition. Formed in 2015, the quartet has held residency at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Aspen Music Festival, Norfolk Festival, McGill International String Quartet Academy, and the Banff Centre, and has embarked on tours of Spain and South Korea. In April 2017, they were selected as Young Artist in Residence at NPR’s Performance Today.
Vera Quartet Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Roberto Díaz, viola
American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street Learn More
$20.00 per ticket
About This Performance
In just three years as an ensemble, the Vera Quartet has earned top prizes at several competitions and is currently part of Astral and quartet-in-residence at the Curtis Institute. Featuring esteemed violist and Curtis President Roberto Díaz, their PCMS debut program showcases Mendelssohn’s late masterpiece: his B-flat Major String Quintet, a work that melds the exuberance of the composer’s celebrated String Octet with the technical and emotive growth of the intervening years.
Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, Joke
Brodhead: Quartet World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Mendelssohn: String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87
This concert is supported by the Alexander Schneider Foundation.