Quatuor Alliance in Studio with Boyce Lancaster Monday at 9am

Quatuor Alliance at the Discover Chamber Music Competition at Ravinia where they won an honorable mention(Photo: Chamber Music Connection)
Quatuor Alliance at the Discover Chamber Music Competition at Ravinia where they won an honorable mention(Photo: Chamber Music Connection)

On Columbus Day, Classical 101 Program Director Beverley Ervine enjoys showcasing Central Ohio talent.  This year, four 17-year-old musicians who are studying at Chamber Music Connection will be on Classical 101 at 9am to speak with me and perform a few pieces.

Quatuor Alliance was founded at the Chamber Music Connection (CMC) last fall under the mentorship of Deborah Price. Through CMC, Quatuor Alliance has participated in masterclasses and/or side-by-side residencies with many renowned musicians including members of the St Lawrence String Quartet, Trio Cavatina and the Cavani String Quartet, as well as with several world-class musicians such as cellist David Finckel. Last April, Quatuor Alliance was awarded a bronze medal at the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition.

Quatuor Alliance, featuring violinists Dawning Welliver and Delaney Meyers, violist Alexander Locke, and cellist Jesse Hsu are all active in their high school music programs and studying with established professionals.

Quatour Alliance enjoys performing outreach concerts, and has represented CMC in concerts at the McConnell Arts Center and Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Live Music, as well as at the Dowd Education Center, a facility used by the Homeless Families Foundation to provide enriching activities for homeless and at-risk school age children.

On Monday, they will perform the first movement from Debussy’s String Quartet,  an excerpt from the finale to the Brahms String Quartet in a minor, which they are using in competitions during the 2013-2014 season, and the 3rd movement from the Shostakovich Quartet No. 3.  They tell me this piece really rocks the house!

I hope you’ll tune in Monday morning at 9am to “meet” and listen to these talented young musicians.

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