Rhode Island College’s Performing Arts Series Presents: The Muir String Quartet
Presented by RIC’s Performing Arts Series, the program is scheduled to include Haydn, String Quartet No.32 in C Major, The Bird, Op.33, No.3; Kreisler, String Quartet in A Minor; and Mendelssohn, String Quartet No.4 in E Minor, Op.44, No.2
About the Muir String Quartet: In its 35th season, the Muir String Quartet has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s most powerful and insightful ensembles, distinguishing itself among audiences and critics with its “exhilarating involvement” (Boston Globe),”impeccable voicing and intonation” (San Francisco Examiner) and “unbridled musicality” (American Record Guide).
Winner of the 1981 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and 1980 Evian International String Quartet Competition, the Muir String Quartet first appeared on the scene in 1980, and was greeted with rave reviews and an extensive feature in the New Yorker. The quartet was also featured on the internationally acclaimed PBS broadcast, In Performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Reagan. Formed in 1979 following graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Muir String Quartet’s principal chamber music teachers were Felix Galimir and members of the Guarneri and Budapest Quartets.