In addition to his work with the Ciompi Quartet, Fred Raimi especially enjoys the opportunity to perform with his wife, Jane Hawkins. Jane has performed often with the Ciompi Quartet and its members, going back to recitals with Giorgio Ciompi in the 1970s.
Mr. Raimi began his studies as a youth in Detroit at Cass Technical High School. This season he and Jane Hawkins will join forces with an old Detroit friend, Richard Luby, for a concert of Beethoven and Brahms trios for the Mallarme Chamber Players.
Mr. Raimi joined the Duke faculty and the Ciompi Quartet in 1974, after graduating from the Juilliard School and receiving a Masters degree from State University of New York-Binghamton, where he performed as a member of the Amici Quartet.
Among his marks of distinction, Mr. Raimi has won the International Cello Competition in Portugal and was a participant in Pablo Casals’ final master class. His instrument was made by Vincenzo Ruggieri in Cremona, Italy, in 1691.