Bring It On: A String Quartet with Serious Momentum
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Today on The McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artist Showcase we feature a three-year-old chamber group of highly skilled, seriously talented Cleveland Institute of Music graduates: The Linden String Quartet.
An enduring form, the string quartet is known for putting composers' - and performers' - abilities to the test. For musicians and listeners alike, the simultaneous interplay and independence of four voices provides an exciting and challenging musical context. Today's performers meet that challenge with style, energy and precision.
The Linden String Quartet, whose recital at Weill Hall is featured on this program, is made up of Cleveland Institute of Music graduates who celebrate the historic and powerful combination of two violins, a viola, and a cello. Since their founding in 2008, the Linden String Quartet has collected many accolades, including winning the 2010 Concert Artist Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, the Gold Medal and Grand Prize of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, First Prize at the 2010 Hugo Kauder Competition, and the ProQuartet Prize at the 9th Borciani Internaional String Quartet Competition. Today, we'll get to experience what all the buzz is about - from Weill Hall, no less.