Women in Music Symposium scheduled for March 6-7

The internationally renowned Cavani String Quartet will headline the fourth annual Women in Music Symposium at Converse College March 6-7. The symposium features masterclasses, panel discussions, and a recital-all led by the Cavani String Quartet. All of the events are free and open to the public.

The Cavani String Quartet, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award, has been described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant.” In addition, the Cavani Quartet has been a top prize winner in numerous competitions including the Coleman, Fischoff, Banff International and Cleveland Quartet Competition. The Quartet performs regularly on major concert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe.

Formerly in residence at the University of California/Riverside and Visiting Artists in Chamber Music at the University of Texas/Austin, the Cavani Quartet has also been serving on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music as quartet-in-resident in 1988. Deeply committed to the teaching of chamber music, the Quartet has developed a series of educational and outreach programs for a wide variety of settings and for audiences of all ages, including a series of children’s concerts for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a result of their extensive experience in chamber music education, the Cavani Quartet was invited to participate as faculty in the first national Chamber Music Educator/Ensemble Seminar sponsored by Chamber Music America.

The symposium is presented by the Petrie School of Music with funding from The Elizabeth Woodward Cornelson and George H. Cornelson III Endowment, the Charles A. Dana Foundation Guest Artist Series Endowment, and the Elizabeth Jennings Caughman Music Performance Endowment.

Register online. Or, for more information, call (864) 596-9021.

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