Artaria Summer Chamber Music Series Live Concerts
The Artaria String Quartet (ASQ) will perform in a set of Stringwood Chamber Music Concerts in Chatfield and Lanesboro venues. These one-hour performances will feature Artaria’s international guets artists and Beethoven’s late string quartet masterworks.
ABOUT ARTARIA: Nationally acclaimed, the Artaria String Quartet’s refined and thoughtful playing has brought them to major venues throughout the United States and Europe. The Boston Globe describes Artaria as “exquisitely balanced and sonorous” and that “their musical understanding was first-rate.” Their Shostakovich Cycle was described by the St. Paul Pioneer Press as “emotionally taut and powerful”. They have been featured on national television and public radio stations, and have appeared at top summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Artaria has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, the Heartland Fund and the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council. They are winners of a prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians.
The Artaria String Quartet, now finishing its 32nd year, continues to concertize and display an authentic enthusiasm and understanding of the string quartet genre. Founded and mentored by members of the legendary Kolisch and Budapest Quartets as well as coaching by the Cleveland, Emerson, and Juilliard quartets, the ASQ presents chamber music’s finest masterpieces in the excellent acoustic of Sundin Music Hall. In the Twin Cities, Artaria directs the Artaria Chamber Music School, one of the Midwest’s premiere chamber music schools for advancing string players and the nationally renowned Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, a unique National event. Artaria also directs its summer program, Stringwood now celebrating 20 years in southeast Minnesota.