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TESLA QUARTET WITH DAVID KAPLAN - PIANIST
Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet recently took Second Prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the 12 th Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has also garnered top prizes at numerous other international competitions, including the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the 6 th International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna, and the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition. The London Evening Standard called their rendition of the Debussy Quartet “a subtly coloured performance that balanced confidently between intimacy and extraversion.” Newly appointed as the String Quartet-in- Residence at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, the Tesla Quartet also holds a community residency in Hickory, North Carolina that includes performances and workshops at local colleges, universities and in the public school system, as well as a dedicated chamber music series. The quartet performs regularly across North America, with recent international appearances in Austria, France and their debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. The 2016-17 season includes debut performances in China at the Beijing National Center for the Arts, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and at the Sejong Performing Arts Center in Seoul, South Korea. Inspired by Nikola Tesla's words, “Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable,” the Tesla Quartet views music as this incredible, binding force, and strives to create meaningful connections with their audiences. The Tesla Quartet is Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello).
HAYDN - String Quartet in C Major Opus 54 No. 2
JANACEK - String Quartet No. 1 "The Kreutzer Sonata"
SCHUMANN - Piano Quintet in Eb Major Opus 44