The Miró Quartet with pianist Shai Wosner will close the 2013-14 Music Series at Akin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in Akin Auditorium. Based in Austin, Texas, the classical string quartet has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and appeared in music festivals such as the Chamber Music Northwest, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, and Ottawa Chamberfest.
The quartet’s current season includes performances in Cincinnati, Houston, Baltimore, and Vancouver. Internationally, the quartet will perform in the Chamber Music Today Festival in South Korea, a multi-city tour of Japan, and debut at the Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival.
Daniel Ching, violin; William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; and Joshua Gindele, violincello, have served as the quartet-in-residence at The University of Texas Butler School of Music since 2003. Each of the musicians teaches classes at UT and also conducts master classes at universities and conservatories around the world.
Performing with the quartet will be pianist Shai Wosner, who has entertained audiences at Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, the Lincoln Center, the Santa Fe Musical Festival, Cal Performances in Berkeley, Wigmore Hall in London, and the Festival de Musica de Camara in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Born in Israel, Wosner studied piano with Emanuel Krasovsky as well as composition, theory, and improvisation with Andre Hajdu. Wosner also studied at the Julliard School.
The Miró Quartet and Wosner are both recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grant with the quartet becoming the first ever ensemble to earn the award.
The Music Series at Akin began in spring 2012 with pianist Yefim Bronfman. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Inon Barnatan, and Irish pianist Barry Douglas also have been guests of the series.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the MSU Department of Music in the Fain Fine Arts Center at 940-397-4267 between 1-5 p.m. when school is in session. Payments may be mailed to Music Series at Akin, MSU Department of Music, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.
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