Colorado Quartet, Featuring Greencastle's Marka Gustavsson, at DePauw March 17
March 13, 2006
March 13, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - The internationally acclaimed Colorado Quartet will present an evening recital on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall as part of the DePauw University Performing Arts Series. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature quartets by Franz Schubert, Franz Joseph Haydn and Katherine Hoover.
Consisting of violinist Julie Rosenfeld, violinist D. Lydia Redding, violist Marka Gustavsson, and cellist Diane Chaplin, the Colorado Quartet has earned an enviable international reputation since their founding in 1983. Winners of both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the group’s performances are noted for their musical integrity, impassioned playing and lyrical finesse. Recent artistic highlights include tours of more than twenty countries, including concerts in Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center as well as performances as a part of the Mostly Mozart Festival. The Colorado Quartet is also currently the Quartet-in-Residence at Bard College in New York State.
For violinist Marka Gustavsson, the Greencastle concert represents a homecoming. The daughter of Louise Reinecke and Roger Gustavsson, professor emeritus of philosophy at DePauw University, Marka Gustavsson grew up in Greencastle before studying violin at Indiana University with Joseph Gingold. In addition to her work with the Colorado Quartet, she has appeared on the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society's "Meet the Music" series, in Avery Fisher Hall and Boston's Symphony Hall with the Brandenburg Ensemble, and as a member of the featured string quartet in the ABC documentary Passion to Play. Gustavsson also recently completed her doctorate from the City University of New York with a dissertation on the violin music of George Enesco.
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