|Chamber Music Concert set for Aug. 10|
The Chiara String Quartet will perform an evening of chamber music Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, 2315 Library Circle, starting at 7:30 p.m. The quartet began their career with a residency at UND between 2000 and 2002, and have returned regularly since then to re-connect with students, perform concerts, and serve as faculty with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony’s Red River Chamber Music Festival each August.
Lauded for "flawless ensemble" and "intense, riveting" performances, the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; and Gregory Beaver, cello) was awarded first prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, top prizes at the Premio Paolo Borciani International Competition in Italy and at the Astral Artistic Services Audition, placing the group on the Astral roster of outstanding young artists launching major professional careers. The Chiara was selected as the Juilliard School's Lisa Arnhold resident quartet from 2003-2005. Currently, the quartet serve as artists-in-residence at the School of Music of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The members of the Chiara Quartet have mentored young musicians at Juilliard, Greenwood Music Camp, and Chamber Music at Snowmass, and have founded the Red River Chamber Music Festival, in Grand Forks. In addition, the quartet is taking a lead in developing a groundbreaking program in music entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska. At the heart of their educational work is the belief that great live performance is the best way to connect people to music. In the words of Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun, "this award-winning foursome clearly has what it takes to make a lasting mark in the chamber music world."
Tickets for the concert are $10 and may be reserved by calling the Symphony Office at 777-3359. Children 12 and under are free, but need tickets. Tickets will also be on sale at the door beginning one hour before the performance.