(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – The Miro Quartet make its Tannery Pond Concerts debut on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 8pm, when they will perform music by Schubert, Puccini and Beethoven. Founded in 1995 at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Miro is considered to be one of America’s most distinguished chamber music groups. The quartet is comprised of Daniel Ching, first violinist; William Fedkenheuer, second violinist; John Largess, violist; and Joshua Gindele, cellist.
The Miro is the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas at Austin and its members are on the faculty of the University’s Butler School of Music. Doors open at 7:30pm. Concert is at 8pm. The performance will be held in the Tannery at Darrow School.
Recent Miró Quartet seasons have included concerts in some of the world’s most important concert venues, such as Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonic’s Kammermusiksaal, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Italy’s Festival Internazionale Quartetto d’Archi Reggio Emilia, the Dresden Music Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Palacio Real de Madrid.
The Miró Quartet has been Quartet-in-Residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two in New York City, and was named to the Distinctive Debut Series of Carnegie Hall, which in conjunction with ECHO (European Concert Hall Organization) provided debut appearances in Cologne, Stockholm, Brussels, London, Vienna, Amsterdam and Athens.
In recent seasons, the ensemble has collaborated with such artists as Leif Ove Andsnes, Joshua Bell, Eliot Fisk, Lynn Harrell, Midori, Jon Kimura Parker and Pinchas Zukerman. The Miró Quartet is also a favorite of numerous summer festivals having appeared regularly at Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Sunflower Music Festival, and the White Pine Festival.
In the summer of 2011, the Miró Quartet performed at Chamber Music Northwest, San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival, and the Sunflower Music Festival among others.