Kartoshka Quartet

September 2, 2017, 11:00 am

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On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature Kartoshka Quartet of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) in Highwood, Illinois.

The members of the quartet include 16-year-old violinist Rachel Hsu, 17-year-old violinist Eleanor Goes, 18-year-old violist Sofiya Kyrylyuk, and 18-year-old cellist Julia Ilhardt. They are coached by Desirée Ruhstrat.

Kartoshka Quartet was formed at MYAC in 2016 and has performed at numerous community events, including Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY program for young audiences. The quartet also competed in the Saint Paul Chamber Festival and the Fischoff National Chamber Musical Competition.


String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Allegro vivo appassianato, by Bedřich Smetana

String Quartet in D, Op. 20, No. 4, Presto Scherzando, by Joseph Haydn

I Crisantemi, by Giacomo Puccini

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