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MWPAI hosts Euclid Quartet Sunday

Posted 3/17/22

UTICA — The acclaimed Euclid Quartet will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St. The program includes Robert Paterson’s String Quartet …

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MWPAI hosts Euclid Quartet Sunday

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UTICA — The acclaimed Euclid Quartet will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St.

The program includes Robert Paterson’s String Quartet No. 2 — written for and premiered by the Euclid in 2019 — and Schubert’s Great Cello Quintet in C Major, with guest cellist Adrian Daurov joining the quartet. This live concert will be live streamed as well, via the Chamber Music Society of Utica (CMSU) website: www.uticachambermusic.org.

For the live concert, general admission is $25; students age 18 and older $10 with ID; and children age 18 and younger enter for free. Only cash or check will be accepted. COVID protocols: Masks are requested and distanced seating is available.

For the live stream, log onto the CMSU website www.uticachambermusic.org at 2:15 p.m. to confirm system compatibility before the performance begins. Viewers without a CMSU subscription are requested to make a $25 donation.

Celebrating its 24th anniversary season, the Euclid Quartet is one of the most highly regarded chamber ensembles of its generation, with its members’ constituting a multinational mix: violinist Jameson Cooper (Great Britain), violinist Aviva Hakanoglu (United States), violist Luis Enrique Vargas (Venezuela) and cellist Chris Wild (Canada). Captivating audiences and critics from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet has been known to consistently performs to enthusiastic acclaim throughout the country.

Highlights of the Euclid Quartet’s career include significant global recognition as the first American string quartet to be awarded a top prize at the prestigious Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. The quartet is a frequent guest ensemble at American and Canadian music festivals — Aspen, Great Lakes, Kent/Blossom, and Mostly Modern in Saratoga Springs — and collaborations with internationally renowned artists have included Adrian Daurov, James Dunham, Gregory Fulkerson, Warren Jones, Paul Katz, Joseph Silverstein, and Alexander Toradze.

In 2007, the Euclid Quartet was appointed to the prestigious string quartet residency at Indiana University South Bend, where its members teach private lessons and coach chamber music. These seasoned teaching artists have performed for thousands of students and young adults, in part, through support from the National Endowment for the Arts and collaborations with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association.

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, and now living in New York City, cellist Adrian Daurov made his debut at age 15 as soloist with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, he earned top honors at three international competitions, toured as soloist with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, and was appointed to the dual position of principal cellist and soloist with the Bayreuth Youth Festival Orchestra.

After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Daurov was awarded the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship for advanced studies at The Juilliard School. While completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees there, he was appointed principal cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York, a position he still holds.

Daurov has also collaborated in chamber music programs with pianist Alexander Ghindin, violinist Mark Peskanov and flutist Eugenia Zukerman. He teamed up with the award-winning pianist Spencer Myer in 2012, to form the Daurov/Myer Duo.

For information on all CMSU concerts, call 315-507-3597 or 315-794-9741, or see the CMSU website: www.uticachambermusic.org.

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