Chiara String Quartet
Classroom Building Auditorium - Stan Dakken Drive, Mayville, ND
The MSU and Community Fine Arts Series presents Chiara String Quartet. The quartet spent a two-year residency in Grand Forks under the Guarneri Quartet Residency Award for artistic excellence by Chamber Music America. Arriving in September 2000 and having just formed, the quartet not only sharpened their style and learned repertoire, they transformed chamber music in the region. Today the Chiara has established itself as among America's most respected ensembles, lauded for its "highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing" (The Boston Globe). They are currently Hixson-Lied Artists-in-Residence at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and were the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University from 2008 to 2014. For the 2015-16 season, the Chiara was quartet-in-residence at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, as prestigious a residency as exists.