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Hailed as brilliant and passionate performers, as well as ambassadors for chamber music, the Cavani String Quartet “succeeds like few others in communicating the sheer joy of music making”. The quartet has the honor of being a winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the prestigious Fischoff, Banff, and Coleman competitions as well as being chosen for The Cleveland Quartet Award at The Eastman School. Described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant” the quartet’s impressive thirty year legacy has garnered significant recognition including the Ohio Governors Award for the Arts, Musical America Magazine’s Young Artists of the Year and the Guarneri String Quartet Award for Artistic Excellence, in both 2005 and 2011, from Chamber Music America. The Cavani Quartet has received an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and has currently commissioned, premiered and performed the music of more than thirty living composers. Nationally recognized for their superlative and unique approach as both performers and teaching -artists, they have received more than ten Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Awards to engage audiences of all ages in communities across the country.
A recent Cavani Quartet residency earned this accolade:
“Their artistic excellence, their generous spirit, and their fervent ambassadorship for great music make them unique among America’s greatest string quartets. They may be the single most valuable role model for the classical chamber music field in our time, an inspiration to fellow musicians and audiences across the country.”
Appearances include Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Ambassador Series in Los Angeles, Muziekcentrum De Ijsbreker in Amsterdam, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Honolulu Chamber Music Society. The Quartet has been featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and St Paul Sunday Morning, as well as syndicated NPR quiz show “Says You”. Cavani Quartet recordings include works by Bartók, Dvořák, Schumann, Brahms, Erb, Chausson, Brouwer and Primosch are available on the Azica, Gasparo, New World, Albany, and Pantheon labels.
Formed in 1984, the Cavani Quartet has performed concerts and and been in residence at a number of the worlds most prestigious festivals and organizations, including The Aspen Music Festival, The New World Symphony, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Kniesel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Madeline Island Music Festival, and The Perlman Music Program.
Join The Carlos Moseley Series for an amazing musical experience during the 2018-19 season! We offer seasonal subscriptions that gain entry to all 4 concerts in the season. With your subscription, you will receive one Friend Voucher that allows you to bring a friend to a concert of your choice. Unsure if you will be in town for every concert? That’s okay! We also offer single concert admission for those avid travelers! Prices are below:
General Season Subscription: $150
Converse Faculty & Staff: $75
Converse Student: Free Admission w/ ID
Single Concert Entry-
General Admission: $50
Student (non-Converse): $25