Modigliani String Quartet Kicks Off quartet festival

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The Modigliani String Quartet performs on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The series launches its Festival of Young Quartets – a 3-concert festival featuring three of the leading quartets in the world under the age of 40 over the course of three weeks – with the renowned Parisian quartet in a program of Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49, Schubert’s Quartettsatz, D. 703, and Dvořák’s Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, ‘American.’

Formed in 2003, the Modigliani Quartet rose to prominence after winning the Frits Philips and Vittorio Rimbotti competitions, and the Young Concert Artist International Auditions. It has already performed in leading international venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, among many others.

Last season, the quartet’s North American tour included a return to Carnegie Hall along with appearances in Boston, Montréal, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and other cities. In 2014, the Modigliani Quartet became artistic directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, made famous by its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich. The quartet regularly plays chamber music with Sabine Meyer, Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker or Daniel Müller-Schott and various musician friends.

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