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Linden Quartet, graduate quartet-in-residence, performs March 2

February 7, 2011

“Remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality… delivered with a palpable, infectious joy.”
– Seen and Heard

The Yale School of Music presents the Linden String Quartet in recital on Wednesday, March 2 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). The quartet has won such prestigious competitions as the Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Coleman, and they shared first prize in the Hugo Kauder Competition this past spring. It is currently the Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music, where its members – Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violins; Eric Wong, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello – study with the Tokyo String Quartet.

The program will open with Mozart’s String Quartet E-flat Major, K. 428, one of the six quartets that Mozart wrote in honor of his friend and teacher Haydn. Next is Frank Bridge’s atmospheric Three Idylls, written in 1906. The Lindens will close the program with Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132, one of the composer’s masterful late quartets.

Admission to the performance is free. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About the Linden String Quartet

The Linden String Quartet has been praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality…delivered with a palpable, infectious joy” (Seen and Heard). The Quartet is the gold medalist and grand prize-winner of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as well as winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Other awards include first prize at the Sixth Hugo Kauder International Competition and the Coleman-Barstow Prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition. The ensemble previously served both as apprentice to the Cavani String Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and as Quartet-in-Residence of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. The Quartet has collaborated with guitarist Jason Vieaux, mezzo-soprano Janna Baty, violinist Geoff Nuttall, and pianist Peter Frankl. The ensemble has spent summers at the Norfolk and Emilia-Romagna Music Festivals, the Banff Centre, and the Music at Port Milford Chamber Music Festival.