In a couple of weeks, the Miró Quartet will perform on our stage for the third time. They performed for us in 2001 and 2005. This time we will be treated to an all Schubert evening.
The Miró was formed in 1995 and as is true for so many of our quartet performers, they were award winning fairly quickly. 1996 saw them awarded first prize in the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, and first and grand prize at Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
They have had an extensive performance schedule, touring world wide over the years. In addition to performances as a quartet, they have collaborated with several artists and orchestras on a variety of projects. Coming up in December, the Miró with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra will premiere a new piece for string quartet and chamber orchestra by Kevin Puts. http://texasperformingarts.org/season/ut-symphony-orchestra-miro-quartet-austin
The Miró Quartet is the Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. There each of the members (Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer – violinists, John Largess – violist, and Joshua Gindele – cellist) mentor and teach with the Young Professional String Quartet Program http://www.music.utexas.edu/resquartet/ as well as teaching private lessons and coaching ensembles.
We look forward to hearing this very talented and busy quartet again on November 21st http://www.music-toronto.com/quartets/miro_quartet.htm and to seeing their Master Class on November 22nd http://www.music-toronto.com/outreach.htm. Join us!