Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall, Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Haydn - Quartet in G major, Op.77, No.1
Bartók - Quartet No.2
Stravinsky - Three Pieces for String Quartet
Mozart - Quartet in C major, K.465 ‘Dissonant’
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About the Auryn Quartet
Matthias Lingenfelder, violin Jens Oppermann, violin Stewart Eaton, viola Andreas Arndt, cello
An outstanding career spanning three decades has made the Auryn Quartet one of the most sought-after and respected ensembles performing around the globe. The Quartet has not changed its personnel over this long period, and continues with its fresh and pioneering approach to all genres of music.
The Auryn's main mentors were the Amadeus Quartet, and the Guarneri Quartet with which they studied between 1982 and '87 in Cologne, Germany, and at the University of Maryland, USA. Claudio Abbado was also an important influence on the Quartet's musical development, under whose baton they performed as string principles in the European Union Youth Orchestra.The Quartet won its first prizes at the London International Competition and the ARD Munich competition, both in 1982, only one year after the group's inception. The ensemble also won the main prize at the European Broadcasting Competition in Bratislava in 1989.