BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van

String quartet in A minor op 132

22-May-2015 Auditorio Sony de la Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía

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[DURATION: 41' 03'']

Myers, Jeffrey

Myers, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Myers of Columbus, OH, has been a featured soloist with orchestras including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, as well as the Colburn Orchestra. He has given numerous solo recitals, most recently performing on the Three Rivers Performing Arts Institute concert series. As an orchestral musician Jeffrey has served as concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra and the Colburn Orchestra. He has collaborated with such artists as Ronald Leonard, Paul Coletti, Menahem Pressler, as well as the Cavani, Cypress, and Calder String Quartets. Jeffrey has participated in summer festivals including the Weathersfield Music Festival in Vermont, the Master Works Festival in Indiana, and the Aspen Music Festival. Jeffrey studied with renowned pedagogue Robert Lipsett at The Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, where he received his Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma. His past teachers include Mary Irwin and Paul Kantor. Jeffrey is currently a visiting assistant professor at Stony Brook University.

Meehan, Ryan

Meehan, Ryan

Violinist Ryan Meehan has been hailed for his "remarkably polished and sophisticated playing" (Chicago Tribune) and noted for his "mature lyricism and disciplined artistry" (Sarasota Tribune). Ryan has performed across North America and Europe in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Wigmore Hall. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio's "From the Top", WFMT's (Chicago) radio program "Introductions" and PBS's "From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall". As a soloist, Ryan has garnered top prizes in competitions including the Washington International Competition (also winner of the audience prize), ASTA National Solo Competition, Artists' Series of Sarasota, Pasadena Showcase for the Arts Instrumental Competition and NFAA Young Arts. In January 2014, Ryan was the featured soloist in Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No.1 with the Colburn Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has won grand prizes at the Coleman, Chesapeake, St. Paul and Rembrandt chamber music competitions, as well as top prizes from the ARD Munich, Hamburg and Fischoff competitions. He has collaborated with such esteemed musicians as Menahem Pressler, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Ronald Leonard and members of the St. Lawrence, Calder and Ebène String Quartets. During his summers, Ryan has been a featured performer at the Aspen, Verbier, Music Academy of the West, Banff, Chautauqua and Eastern Music Festivals. He is a graduate of the Colburn School where he studied with Robert Lipsett and Arnold Steinhardt. Previously, Ryan studied with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago. In 2014, Ryan joined the faculty of Stony Brook University as an artist-in-residence and visiting assistant professor of music.

Berry, Jeremy

Berry, Jeremy

In 2014 Jeremy Berry graduated from the Colburn Conservatory of Music where he received a Professional Studies Certificate and an Artist Diploma studying with Paul Coletti. Jeremy also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. Solo experiences include a concerto performance with the American Youth Symphony and the Bellingham Festival of Music as well as receiving first place in The Marrowstone Music Festival Concerto Competition. Jeremy has participated in a variety of summer festivals, including the Perlman Music Program, The Aspen Music Festival and School, The Verbier Academy, Kneisel Hall, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and the Sarasota Music Festival. Jeremy was born in Bellingham, Washington and began his viola studies with Elizabeth Stuen-Walker at the age of 5. Jeremy is currently a visiting assistant professor at Stony Brook University.

Calidore Quartet

Calidore Quartet

Described as "a miracle of unified thought" (La Presse, Montreal) and as "four highly intelligent, deeply sensitive virtuosos" (Strings Magazine), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and captivating performances. Within two years of its formation in 2010 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually all the major American chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs competitions and captured top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition, and Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition. The Calidore String Quartet performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has debuted in such prestigious venues and festivals as Verbier, Ravinia, Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul’s Kumho Arts Hall and the Schneider Concert Series in New York City. In 2014, the Calidore were selected by the Emerson Quartet to become artists-in-residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY), where they are privileged to be mentored by the Emerson Quartet and cellist David Finckel.

Choi, Estelle

Choi, Estelle

A native of Calgary, Alberta, Estelle Choi began her musical studies at the age of five under the tutelage of John Kadz. She went on to study with Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music and Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Her awards as a soloist include first prizes in the Canadian Music Competition, the Alberta Provincial Music Festival, and the Calgary Concerto Competition. She has performed with renowned artist including John Perry, Paul Coletti, Joshua Bell, eighth blackbird, and members of the Tokyo and St. Lawrence String Quartets. Estelle has participated in Morningside Music Bridge, Banff Centre for the Arts Summer Residencies, McGill International String Quartet Academy, Great Mountain Music Festival in Korea, Pacific Music Festival String Quartet Course in Japan, National Arts Centre's Young Artist Program, Yellow Barn, and Aspen Music Festival's Center for Advanced Quartet Studies. In 2014, Estelle joined the faculty of Stony Brook University as Visiting Assistant Professor. She holds a Master's degree from Yale and an undergraduate degree and Artist Diploma from the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

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