Five Hartt students will perform with the world-renowned
Miami String Quartet ~ The Hartt School’s "Quartet-in-Residence"
On Thursday, March 27, The Hartt School will present the annual Miami String Quartet Student Competition Concert, featuring five extremely talented Hartt students performing with Hartt’s resident quartet. The exceptional students who won the competition are flutist Noriyo Fukui, oboist Charles Huang, pianist Soyeon Kim, violinist Sam Martin and cellist Esther Rogers. The program includes works by Mozart, Beethoven and Boccherini. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Millard Auditorium on the University of Hartford campus in West Hartford. Tickets for the concert are available from the University of Hartford Box Office at (860) 768-4228 or online at www.hartford.edu/hartt.
WWUH will broadcast the concert live, in its entirety
at 91.3 FM and worldwide on the internet at wwuh.org.
These five Hartt students will have the incomparable experience of performing for an audience side-by-side with a professional quartet. The Student Competition Concert is a unique opportunity for Hartt’s student musicians – one that is unparalleled among similar music conservatory programs. The winners were selected by the Miami String Quartet members from more than twenty applicants to the competition via two audition rounds. At the preliminary audition, the student musicians performed a movement of a standard concerto or other substantial solo composition. Ten students from this first round then moved on to a final audition, at which they performed a complete work with the members of the Quartet.
Prior to the concert, there will be a dinner and an interview with a member of the Miami String Quartet. The dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the 1877 Club in the University of Hartford’s Harry Jack Grey Center. Following the concert, there will be a free reception in honor of the student performers. The University of Hartford is located at 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, Conn.
The Miami String Quartet: Praised by The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy,” the Miami String Quartet is known throughout the nation for their diversity in programming and their poise in performance. The Miami String Quartet has appeared extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including performances in Boston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and San Francisco. International highlights include appearances in Bern, Cologne, Istanbul, Montreal, Hong Kong, Taipei, Paris, and Amsterdam. The Miami String Quartet is comprised of violinists Ivan Chan and Cathy Meng Robinson, violist Yu Jin, and cellist Keith Robinson.
The Hartt School is the internationally acclaimed performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford with innovative programs in music, dance and theatre. With more than 400 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances and musical theatre productions a year, performance is central to Hartt’s curriculum.
For more information on The Hartt School visit hartford.edu/hartt
To learn more about the Miami String Quartet, visit miamistringquartet.com
WWUH: Program Guide 2008