On Saturday’s encore 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
Crisantemi, by Giacomo Puccini
String Quartet No. 2 “Demons and Angels, Inner Demons, by Stacy Garrop