Tuesday, March 19 at 8:15 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall
Joseph Haydn: Quartet in Fminor, op. 20, no. 5
Dana Wilson: Habits of the Heart
Ernest Chausson "Concert" for violin, piano, and string quartet, with Nicholas DiEugenio, violin and Mimi Solomon, pian
Lauded for their "intelligence" and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University since 2004, the group was formed in 1991, while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. Amernet rose to international attention after their first season, winning the Gold Medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition in 1992. In 1995, the group was the First Prize winner of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Their busy performance schedule has taken the group across the United States, as well as to Japan, Korea, Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, and Mexico. Prior to their appointment at Florida International University, the Amernet was, from 2000-2004, Corbett String Quartet in Residence at Northern Kentucky University, where they directed the Patricia A. Corbett String Program. From 1996-2000, the ensemble held a residency at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where they taught chamber music. Additionally, from 2004-2005 they served as the Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence at the Caramoor Center for the Arts. Among the Amernet's engagements have been appearances at Ravinia, Lincoln Center, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Harvard Musical Association, and at major festivals around the world, including San Miguel de Allende, Great Lakes, Morelia, and Bowdoin.