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Miami String Quartet in concert Feb. 19

Last updated February 10, 2015

By Tina Underwood

Miami String Quartet, sizedFurman University will host a performance by the acclaimed Miami String Quartet Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.

Presented by the Furman University Partners in the Arts initiative and the Sound Quality Concert Series, the concert is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth.

For more than two decades, the Miami String Quartet’s diversity in programming, poise in performance, keen sense of ensemble and impeccable musicality have made the ensemble one of the most sought after quartets in chamber music today.  The quartet was praised by The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet: a rich, precisely balanced sound, a broad coloristic palette, real unity of interpretive purpose and seemingly unflagging energy.”

The quartet members are Benny Kim (violin), Scott Lee (viola), Cathy Meng Robinson (violin), and Keith Robinson (cello). Cathy Meng Robinson, who grew up in Greenville, attended the Greenville County Fine Arts Center and performed with the Carolina Youth Symphony before enrolling at Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia).

The Miami String Quartet has appeared extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Highlights of recent seasons include performances in New York at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as engagements in Boston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Paul, and its own concert series in Palm Beach, Fla.

International highlights include appearances in Bern, Cologne, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Istanbul, Lausanne, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Paris. The Quartet has recently toured with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and they perform frequently for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

Learn more about the Miami String Quartet. For more information or advance ticket sales, call the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086. Tickets may also be purchased online.

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