American string quartet founded in 1995, this time joined by Martin Beaver, viola, and Clive Greensmith cello, for the performance of Brahms’ two string sextets. LMMC debut in this formation.
Photo: Suntory Hall
with Clive Greensmith
and Martin Beaver
Feb. 3, 2019

Daniel Ching - violin       John Largess - viola
William Fedkenheuer - violin       Joshua Gindele - cello

Martin Beaver - viola    Clive Greensmith - cello

Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet is consistently praised for its deeply musical interpre-tations, exciting performances and thoughtful programming. Each season, the quartet performs throughout the world in the most important chamber music series and on the most prestigious concert stages. Based in Austin, Texas, the Miró Quartet takes its name from the Spanish artist Joan Miró, whose surrealist works draw on memory and imaginative fantasy. Concert highlights of recent seasons include a sold-out return to Carnegie Hall and collaborations with award-winning actor Stephen Dillane as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. The Miró Quartet won first prizes at several national and international competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. In 2005 it became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. For today’s performance the Miró teams up with Canadian violinist Martin Beaver, who will be playing viola, and American cellist Clive Greensmith, both formerly of the Tokyo Quartet, for the performance of Brahms’ two string sextets.

First appearance in this formation.


BRAHMS      String sextet in B flat major, Opus 18 (1860)

(1833-1897)       Allegro ma non troppo
                           Andante, ma moderato
                           Scherzo: Allegro molto
                           Poco allegretto e grazioso

BRAHMS      String sextet in G major, Opus 36 (1865)
(1833-1897)       Allegro non troppo
                           Scherzo: Allegro non troppo
                           Poco allegro