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Aeolus Quartet: Maryland Debut - Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

UMD School of Music Graduate Fellowship Chamber Ensembles present

Aeolus Quartet: Maryland Debut

Thursday, November 3, 2011 8:00 pm - Gildenhorn Recital Hall

The Aeolus Quartet, a School of Music Graduate Fellowship Chamber Ensemble, makes their debut at the University of Maryland with an eclectic program.

Praised by Strad Magazine for their “high-octane” performance, the Aeolus Quartet is among the finest young string quartets performing today. They are Grand Prize winners of the 2011 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and 2011 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition. They were also awarded First Prize at the 2009 Coleman International Chamber Music Competition, a Silver Medal at the 2011 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, and a Bronze Medal at the 2010 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in New England. The 16th Annual Austin Critics' Table named the Aeolus Quartet their 2010-2011 "Best Ensemble."

The Quartet's 2011-2012 season includes a three-week residency at the Scotia Bank Northern Lights Festival in Mexico and performances across the US, having recently returned from a concert tour of major cities in China. The Quartet has collaborated on stage with such artists as Eugenia Zukerman, Brian Lewis, DaXun Zhang, Zuill Bailey, Peter Salaff, and the Miró Quartet.

Learn more about the pieces and composers featured on this program in the UM Libraries:

  Antonin Dvorak - Quartet in F Major op. 96, "The American"

  Claude Debussy - Quartet in G Minor op. 10

  Christopher Theofanidis - Ariel Ascending

   Streaming audio: Listen to recordings of pieces featured on this program on Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library