Thalea String Quartet

December 2, 2018, 3 p.m.
Thalea String Quartet

Formed in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, the Thalea String Quartet has been praised for their “vibrant performance” and “sincere expressivity” (SF Classical Voice). The quartet has performed recitals in Italy, France, the United States and Canada and was appointed as the first quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 2015-17. They were named one of the “Top 10 Bay Area Quartets You Should Know” by and were the recipients of the 2016 Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award from the Berkeley Piano Club. They made their debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in early 2016. The Thalea String Quartet were top prize winners at both the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2018 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Haydn: String Quartet Op. 20 No. 3 in G minor

Vincent Calianno: A History of the String Quartet in its Natural Habitat (for string quartet and pre-recorded electronics) *World Premiere*

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major