Fine Arts Quartet

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 7:30pm at Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts

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Ralph Evans, violin
Efim Boico, violin
Nicolo Eugelmi, viola
Robert Cohen, cello                                                                                                        

Guest: Eric Wilson, cello

The Fine Arts Quartet, now celebrating its 66th anniversary, is on of the most distinguished ensembles in chamber music today, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy.  Founded in Chicago in 1946 and based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1963, the Quartet is one of the elite few to have recorded and toured internationally for over half a century.  The Quartet will be joined by UBC faculty member, Mr. Eric Wilson, to perform the magnificent Schubert Cello Quintet - considered by many to be the greatest chamber music composition ever written.  Each season, the Fine Arts Quartet tours worldwide, with concerts in such musical centres as New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mexico City and Toronto.

The Quartet has recorded more than 200 works, many receiving awards and distinctions such as "Editor's Choice" by Gramophone Magazine, ""Recording of the Year" by Musicweb International (2007-2009), "BBC Music Magazine Choice"  in 2008, "one of the very finest chamber music recordings of the year" by the American Record Guide in 2007, and "Critic's Choice 2003" by the American Record Guide.  Nearly all of the Quartet's Naxos CDs were selected for Grammy Awards entry lists in the "Best Classical Album" and/or "Best Chamber Music Performance" categories.

Fine Arts Quartet appears by arrangement with Sylvie Lange, Tour Development and Management