PRLog - Oct. 19, 2012 - KATONAH, N.Y. -- The quartet joins an illustrious tradition by becoming the thirteenth Quartet-in-Residence and includes violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn; violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin; and cellist Mihai Marica. The evening’s program features works by Haydn, Janacek, Mendelssohn and Hugo Wolf. As part of its residency , the quartet will also participate in Caramoor’s Student Strings program, visiting and offering instruction at local schools throughout the Fall and Spring.
Amphion String Quartet
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AMPHION STRING QUARTET: 2012 – 13 ERNST STIEFEL STRING QUARTET-IN-RESIDENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 8:00 P.M.
ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM
Amphion String Quartet: Katie Hyun, violin; David Southorn, violin; Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola; Mihai Marica, cello
HUGO WOLF - Italian Serenade in G Major
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN - String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
LEOS JANACEK - String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters
FELIX MENDELSSOHN - String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
About the Amphion String Quartet
Hailed by The New York Times for their "precision, assertiveness and vigor" and the San Francisco Chronicle for their "gripping intensity...suspenseful and virtuoso playing", violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin, and cellist Mihai Marica, first joined together for a performance at Sprague Hall at the Yale School of Music in February 2009. The overwhelmingly positive audience reception at this concert was the inspiration behind their mutual desire to pursue a career as the Amphion String Quartet. The ensemble has been selected to join the roster of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two, beginning in the 2013 season. Most recently the Quartet has been named the 2012-13 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. The ASQ has also been awarded the First Prize at both the Plowman Chamber Music and Hugo Kauder String Quartet competitions and the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.
Notable appearances in the upcoming 2012-13 season include their Carnegie Hall debut (Weill Hall) as well as performances at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the TCAN Center for the Arts (MA), Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and a tour of Northern California, among many others.
About the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
In 1999, Caramoor established the annual String Quartet-in-Residence program supported by major endowment gifts from The Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation. The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet Residency gives Caramoor a chance to present a quartet each year for the advancement of its reputation and career, as well as to enhance the life of the Caramoor community. During the fall and spring, the Residency includes participation in the Student Strings program involving schools in many of the local school districts. The Amphion String Quartet is the thirteenth Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor; previous quartets have included: the Linden String Quartet, the Jasper String Quartet, Avalon String Quartet, Miró Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Rossetti String Quartet, the Daedalus Quartet, the Amernet String Quartet, the Jupiter String Quartet, the Parker String Quartet, the Escher String Quartet and the Ariel String Quartet.
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