American string quartet formed in 1995 at Oberlin Conservatory, in residence at Texas University. Joined by pianist Shai Wosner, recipient of Avery Fisher Career Grant.
3rd LMMC appearance.
Miro QuartetFeb. 7, 2010

Daniel Ching - violin    John Largess - viola
Sandy Yamamoto - violin     Joshua Gindele - cello

with Shai Wosner - piano

Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Miró Quartet met with immediate success, winning both the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and the First and Grand Prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 1996. Other important prizes followed, among others, the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant (the first ensemble to win it), and the Cleveland Quartet Award. The Quartet is Quartet-in-residence at a number of prestigious universities and summer festivals, including the University of Texas at Austin, where its members teach and coach chamber music. Its recording of George Crumb’s Black Angels received the Diapason d’Or.

3rd LMMC appearance.

Pianist Shai Wosner, recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2005, pursues a career as soloist and chamber musician with a wide-ranging repertoire from Mozart to Ligeti. The Financial Times has hailed him as ‘an artist to follow keenly’ for his exceptional artistry.

PROGRAMME:

BEETHOVEN        String Quartet in F major, Opus 135 (1826)
                                    Allegretto
                                    Vivace
                                    Lento assai, cantate e tranquillo
                                    Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß:
                                          Grave (Muß es sein?) -
                                          Allegro (Es Muß sein!) -
                                          Grave, ma non tratto - Allegro

SCHUMANN         Piano Quintet in E flat major, Opus 44 (1842)
                                    Allegro brillante
                                    In modo d’ana marcia: Un poco largamente
                                    Scherzo: Molto vivace
                                    Finale: Allegro ma non troppo

DVOŘÁK               Piano Quintet in A major, Opus 81 (1887)

                                    Allegro ma non tanto
                                    Dumka: Andante con moto
                                    Scherzo (Furiant): Molto vivace
                                    Finale: Allegro

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