Ralph Evans, violin
Efim Boico, violin
Nicolò Eugelmi, viola
Robert Cohen, cello
"The Fine Arts Quartet...produced a big, rich sound, with plenty of lush vibrato and stunning unity of purpose."
--The New York Times
Now celebrating its 66th anniversary, the Fine Arts Quartet is one of the most distinguished ensembles in chamber music today. Founded in Chicago in 1946, and based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1963, the Quartet is one of the elite few to have recorded and toured internationally for over half a century. Violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, who have performed together in the Quartet for nearly 30 years, were joined by violist Nicolò Eugelmi in 2009 and cellist Robert Cohen in 2012. Each season, the Fine Arts Quartet tours worldwide, with concerts in such musical centers as New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, Jerusalem, and Washington.
The Fine Arts Quartet brings Haydn's Quartet in G major, the 1959 Quartet of virtuoso/composer Efrem Zimbalist--the recent world premiere recording of which BBC Music Magazine gave 4 stars--and Schubert's awe-inspiring Death and the Maiden Quartet.
Program and Notes
- Franz Haydn
- Quartet in G major, Op. 77, No. 1
- Efrem Zimbalist
- Quartet for Strings in E minor (1959)
- Franz Schubert
- String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"
Fine Arts Quartet
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by
generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund,
and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger,
widow of Abe Fortas.
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