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  • The Quartet visited four cities in China in December, 2013. Each time the we travel there (this was our fourth), new and interesting developments are evident in the musical scene. […]

    A visit to China

    The Quartet visited four cities in China in December, 2013. Each time the we travel there (this was our fourth), new and interesting developments are evident in the musical scene. […]

  • WCPE, 89.7FM, has two great features about the Ciompi Quartet Presents summer concert series.  On Sunday, June 23, on “Preview!” Tara Lynn interviewed Jonathan Bagg about his July 2 program “Music in a […]

    Ciompi Quartet Presents on WCPE

    WCPE, 89.7FM, has two great features about the Ciompi Quartet Presents summer concert series.  On Sunday, June 23, on “Preview!” Tara Lynn interviewed Jonathan Bagg about his July 2 program “Music in a […]

  • Quartet in D-major, D. 94 by Franz Schubert Quartet in F-major, Op. 22 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky It would be hard to imagine two more dissimilar works than these within […]

    Program Notes: Schubert and Tchaikovsky

    Quartet in D-major, D. 94 by Franz Schubert Quartet in F-major, Op. 22 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky It would be hard to imagine two more dissimilar works than these within […]

  • I went on an errand this afternoon.  I needed to get my endpin sharpened. An endpin (called a spike in England) is the rod that protrudes from the bottom of […]

    Things only cellists do, by Fred Raimi

    I went on an errand this afternoon.  I needed to get my endpin sharpened. An endpin (called a spike in England) is the rod that protrudes from the bottom of […]

  • A short documentary about the quartet by Rodrigo Dorfman