The whole evening was a work of art, of technical brilliance, of careful, sensitive ensemble playing.
Once the players entered the score’s sonic world, no distractions could interrupt the probing artistry. Here was music-making of remarkable poise and control.
From beginning to end the playing sounded intelligent and sure, softened at the edges with a full and mellow tone.
Their music, full of passion, yet with pure and beautiful tone color, intoxicated the listener.
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 […]
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 […]