Brentano String Quartet returns to the College Concert Series

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The Brentano String Quartet will be joined by violist Hsin-Yun Huang for a performance on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series.

Brentano String Quartet

The acclaimed American quartet is joined by a leading violist for a special program pairing works of Mozart and a new composition by the young Brazilian composer Felipe Lara. The program begins with Mozart’s charming Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, Hunt, then violist Huang joins the Quartet for Lara’s Archi Elastici, and Mozart’s classic Quintet in C Major, K. 515.

The quartet-in-residence at Yale University, the Brentano String Quartet is now in its 23rd season and has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. Making annual appearances at Carnegie Hall, the quartet garnered the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award; and in 1996 the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center invited them to be the inaugural members of Chamber Music Society Two.

Faculty at The Juilliard School and Curtis Institute of Music, violist Hsin-Yun Huang was the winner of the Lionel Tertis competition at the age of 17, and shortly thereafter, won top prize at the prestigious ARD competition in Munich. A former member of the Borromeo Quartet, she has collaborated regularly with such esteemed groups as the Guarneri, Juilliard, and St. Lawrence quartets and is a regular participant at the Marlboro Music Festival.

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