Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Puck Quartet Bartok Clip: String Quartet No. 1

Hello everyone!

Below is a Bartok clip from the Puck Quartet Facebook Page.  

I quote them here:
Bartok clip from last summer! Puck is very excited to be heading back to beautiful California this week for the St. Lawrence String QuartetChamber Music Seminar. We'll watch our backs for turkeys... #puckquartet #corefuljohnson

Performed on June 25, 2016 in Bing Concert Hall in Palo Alto, California

These talented and fierce musicians must be seen and experienced live to be fully appreciated!  For the full piece please go here:

The Puck Quartet
Lily Holgate, Violin
KennethTrotter, Violin
Katharine Dryden, Viola 
Liam Veuve, Cello

From the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society page where they performed recently:

"The Puck Quartet formed in 2013 at Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and in 2015 was one of four quartets from around the country personally selected by renowned violinist Robert Mann to participate in the fourth annual Robert Mann String Quartet Institute at the Manhattan School of Music. In the spring of 2014, the quartet, supported by an award from the Marx Family Foundation, gave the world premiere performance of Ascension, a work by composer Jason Eckardt. The Puck Quartet has participated in masterclasses with the Miro Quartet, Decoda Chamber Ensemble, and members of the American, Brentano, and Tokyo Quartets. They have also participated in several festivals including the Beethoven Institute at Mannes and the Saint Lawrence String Quartet Institute at Stanford University. Recent engagements include a performance in a lecture-concert series at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, and a recital as a featured artist in the inaugural season of the Under The Spire concert series at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport, Connecticut."

"Members of the ensemble have performed with groups such as NOVUS NY, Mimesis Ensemble, and Canyonlands New Music Ensemble, and have participated in festivals and concert series across the country including the Manchester Music Festival, the North Jersey Chamber Music Society, the Louis Moreau Institute for New Music in New Orleans, and Capital City Concerts in Montpelier, Vermont."

"The quartet’s principal mentors include Julia Lichten, David Geber, Deborah Buck, and Carmit Zori. Members of the quartet hold degrees from SUNY Purchase, Cleveland Institute of Music, New York University, and Yale University."