PRLog - Feb. 27, 2013 - KATONAH, N.Y. -- In 1999, Caramoor established the annual String Quartet-in-Residence program supported by major endowment gifts from The Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation. The Amphion String Quartet is the thirteenth Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor. Caramoor uses the residency to integrate a quartet into the life of the institution and the community. The quartet visits schools for concerts and clinics and performs in the Music Room in the fall and spring. Their spring program continues the Scandinavian theme established by the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, with a performance of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg’s String Quartet No.1. The residency concludes with a concert on July 19 during the Summer Music Festival.
Amphion String Quartet
About the Amphion String Quartet
The Amphion String Quartet was the winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and has been hailed for its “precision, assertiveness and vigor” (The New York Times) and its “gripping intensity” and “suspenseful and virtuoso playing” (San Francisco Classical Voice). In addition to the Stiefel residency at Caramoor, the Quartet was recently chosen for the CMS Two Program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with the ensemble’s three-year membership beginning in 2013-14. The Quartet’s 2012-13 season includes performances at the ASQ’s Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall on the CAG series, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, TCAN Center for the Arts (MA), The National Arts Club, the MET, a tour of Northern California with concerts at UC San Francisco, Eureka Chamber Music Series and Montalvo Center for the Arts and numerous engagements throughout the Tri-State New York area. Amphion String Quartet will also be featured internationally in South Korea at the Music Isle Festival in Jeju and at the Seoul Arts Center. In October 2012, they performed two Beethoven quartets live on WQXR as part of the Beethoven String Quartet Marathon.
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.
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built their summer home – now known as the historic Rosen House at Caramoor – and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, realizing his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings planted the seeds for today’s Caramoor Summer Music Festival. Witnessing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor – the house with its art collection, the gardens, and the musical programs on summer evenings –the Rosens established a public trust to open Caramoor to the community in 1946. Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival. The Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today, and, under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.
Caramoor is a performing arts center that enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. It is located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. Caramoor’
With its unique heritage, Caramoor remains a place where magical summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands. “Caramoor is the loveliest Festival of them all.” - The New York Times
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Amphion String Quartet: Katie Hyun, violin | David Southorn, violin | Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola | Mihai Marica, cello
HAYDN String Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 33 The Joke
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59 No. 1
GRIEG String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27