Ardente String Quartet; Sprezzatura Quartet; Quartet Feroce

August 7, 2021, 11:00 am

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This week on Introductions, string quartets from Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood and New Music School in Chicago perform music by Haydn, Schubert, Dvořák, Shostakovich, Ginastera, and Holland.

Some of these young musicians have appeared on Introductions in the past: the same membership of the Ardente String Quartet appeared in August 2020, and their first violinist Ella Saputra recorded a solo recital in February 2021. John Lee and Samuel Du of Quartet Feroce have both been members of Trio Domino, appearing in July 2020 and June 2019 (Samuel only).

All three of today’s ensembles were included in Introductions Fischoff Competition live coverage episode in May 2021.


Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in B-Flat, Op. 76, No. 4, Sunrise:
I. Allegro con spirito

Jonathan Bailey Holland: Forged Sanctuaries:
II. Hypnosis of Tides

Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, Death and the Maiden
I. Allegro

Performed by the Ardente String Quartet:
Ella Saputra, 16, violin
Ruth Kim, 16, violin
Julie Kim, 15, viola
Haoming Song, 17, cello
Coached by Mathias Tacke through Midwest Young Artists Conservatory.

Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, American:
I. Allegro ma non troppo

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110:
II. Allegro molto

Performed by the Sprezzatura Quartet:
Tristan Zhu, 14, violin and viola
Chance Inouye, 15, violin
Nazeeh Shahid, 16, viola and violin
Kevin Hernandez, 13, cello
Coached by the Black Oak Ensemble through New Music School.

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op. 20, No. 4:
I. Allegro di molto

Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20:
I. Allegro violento ed agitato

Performed by Quartet Feroce:
John Lee, 16, violin
Vincenzo Zuppardo, 16, violin
Sean Lee, 18, viola
Samuel Du, 18, cello
Coached by Mathias Tacke through Midwest Young Artists Conservatory.

Some music is removed from the podcast for copyright reasons.