|Miro Quartet||Feb. 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.
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F major, Opus 135 (1826)
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)
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