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Jason Vieaux premieres Visconti, Carducci Quartet receives RPS Award, Monique Lapins joins New Zealand Quartet

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Jason Vieaux “played with terrific commitment” says the San Jose Mercury News about Jason’s premiere of Dan Visconti’s new guitar concerto Living Language. “The Grammy-winning artist brought fluidity to the score's fleet passagework and focus to the slow, reflective episodes.” Music Director Donato Cabrera lead the California Symphony in the premiere performances, about which the San Francisco Classical Voice cited Jason's "excellent performance throughout" and noted that "Visconti was aiming for a tour of world music...pleasurable and satisfying." Read more...

"And the winner is..."  The Carducci Quartet is the recipient of the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Chamber Music for its remarkable Shostakovich15 project. Just after the awards, Gramophone Magazine’s Editor’s Choice picked the Carducci Quartet’s new Bruce/Brahms clarinet quintet CD (with Julian Bliss) calling it a “double delight”. “First, an engaging new work which deserves a place in the chamber repertory; second, a passionate account of Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet”. The quartet is now immersed in the chamber music of Schubert. They sold out four concerts at the Cheltenham International Music Festival last week and released the Schubert Octet – with Emma Johnson and friends – on the SOMM label. Read more...

Following a months-long international search: Monique Lapins has been named the new 2nd violinist of the New Zealand String Quartet. Monique is a perfect fit for the quartet's embrace of Classical/Romantic/Contemporary/New Zealand repertoire mix. Currently on tour -- UK/US/Canada - that mix includes NZ composers Gareth Farr and Ross Harris, as well as Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak and Smetana. (See upcoming concerts, below). The quartet's next North American tour is in November, including its debut for Dumbarton Concerts in Washington, DC and a return to the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. Read more...

Selected Upcoming Concerts:

The New Zealand Quartet returns to Chamber Music at the Barn in Wichita for two concerts July 14 & 15, and then on to the Festival of the Sound in Ontario July 18-21. More information...

Guitarist Jason Vieaux performs Rodrigo's 'Gentilhombre' concerto with the Eastern Festival Orchestra in Greensboro, Gerard Schwarz conducting, on July 16th. More information...

Pianist André Laplante returns to the Elora Festival in Ontario for a recital of Mozart, Ravel, Liszt and Beethoven on July 17th. More information...

The Fry Street Quartet returns to Festival Amadeus in Montana August 9th and 10th. More information...

Jason Vieaux performs the 'Aranjuez' with the Chautauqua Symphony and conductor Rossen Milanov on August 16th. More information...

The Carducci Quartet appears August 17th at the North Norfolk Music Festival (UK). The program includes their commission of Simon Rowland-Jones' new work with tenor -- a setting of five poems by the Italian poet Giosue C

arducci.  More information...

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