Renowned American string quartet formed in 1964, has extensive discography on RCA and Philips lables, winnning a.o. Deutsche Shallplattenkritik prize.
Guarneri String QuartetNov. 19, 2006

Arnold Steinhardt - violin    Michael Tree - viola
John Dalley - violin    Peter Wiley - cello

This world renowned quartet, formed in 1964, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, touring extensively in the U.S., Europe and South America.  Since 1965 the quartet has had an annual series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  In addition to the standard repertoire, they are committed to performing works by today’s foremost composers.  In 2005 they gave the first performance of Richard Danielpour’s String Quartet No. 5 written for them. The quartet has recorded extensively, and holds many awards, a.o. the 1996 Deutsche Schallplattenkritik Award.  Arnold Steinhardt studied with Ivan Galamian and Josef Szigeti.  His instrument is a Lorenzo Storioni violin from Cremona, late 18th century.  John Dally is on the faculty of the University of Maryland. He plays a Nicholas Lupot violin from France, 1810.  Michael Tree is a founding member of the quartet and plays a Domenicus Busan viola from Venice, 1750.  Peter Wiley teaches in the Faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Maryland. 

Second LMMC engagement.


Haydn      String Quartet in C major, Opus 54 No. 2 (1758)
           Menuetto: Allegretto
           Finale: Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Dohnányi      String Quartet No. 3 in A minor, Opus 33 (1926)
         Allegro agitato e appassionato
           Andante religioso con variazioni
           Vivace giocoso
Debussy        String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10 (1892)       
           Animé et très décidé   
           Assez vif et bien rythmé  
           Andantino, doucement expressif  
           Très modéré - Très mouvementé et avec passion