Quartet Bellezza: 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Gold Medal

September 9, 2017, 11:00 am

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature Quartet Bellezza of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois.

Quartet Bellezza was the winner of the Junior Gold Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana, one of the most prestigious competitions in the country for young classical musicians. Their members include 15-year-old violinist Masha Lakisova, 18-year-old violinist Robert Sanders, 18-year-old violist Peter Dudek, and 17-year-old cellist David Caplan.

Music

String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Johannes Brahms
II. Romanze: Poco adagio

String Quartet No. 4, Béla Bartók
IV. Allegro molto

String Quartet No. 2, “Demons and Angels”, Stacy Garrop
III. Inner Demons