This week, two different chamber ensembles. The Pelios String Quartet plays Debussy, Bartók, and Haydn; then Sofia Radovic and Miriam Kessler play Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie for violin and harp.
The Pelios String Quartet won the Silver Medal in the Junior Strings Division of the 2023 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Made up of violinists Ellen Zhou and Clark Snavely, violist Tristan Zhu and cellist Amelia Zitoun, they were coached by Rodolfo Vieira at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy.
Ellen Zhou previously appeared on Introductions with the Hyacinth Quartet in August 2022; Tristan Zhu previously appeared with the Sprezzatura Quartet in August 2021; and Amelia Zitoun has appeared with the Hermes Piano Trio in August 2022 and the Aurora Piano Quartet in June 2020.
Sofia Radovic and Miriam Kessler are both multi-instrumentalists and both have been students at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. They appeared on Introductions as two thirds of the Golden Trio in July 2021, and both gave multi-instrumental solo recitals earlier this year: Miriam in March 2023 and Sofia in June 2023.