The award-winning Amphion String Quartet will perform a sold-out concert at Raitt Recital Hall on Sunday, Mar. 2, at 2 p.m.
Performance highlights will include four unique works, including Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 1, Berg's String Quartet, Op. 3, Webern's Langsamer Satz, and Dvořák's "American" Quartet.
The Amphion String Quartet formed in 2009 with their first performance at the Yale School of Music's Sprague Hall. Violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin, and cellist Mihai Marica were inspired by the overwhelming audience support. The New York Times describes the Quartet as having "fierce, sharply directed energy and...intensely focused sound that makes every line in a texture stand out clearly."
The Quartet's recent honors include the 2012 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant in New York; First Prize at the Hugo Kauder String Quartet Competition in New Haven, CT; and First Prize in the Piano and Strings category as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Plowman Chamber Music Competition held in Columbia, MO.
Tickets to the event are currently sold out. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website.