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Dedicating much of their time as educators the group has been Quartet-in-Residence at Colgate University for the past twenty-five years and produces string quartet workshops at home and around the world. In 2001 the Quartet introduced their ‘cultural expedition’ series, bringing American string players to the musical capitals of Europe to study a single string quartet in the city of its composition. These annual seminars have focused on the works of Bartok, Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel, Smetana, Schubert and Verdi and introduced hundreds to their cultural contexts.

The Manhattan Quartet has participated in numerous summer festivals and is proud to be the core ensemble of the Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival and Institute.

  1. Concerts 1, 4 and 6

CURTIS MACOMBER,    CHRIS FINCKEL.    JOHN DEXTER,    CALVIN WIERSMA

Hailed by the Boston Globe as “a national treasure”, The Manhattan String Quartet is acclaimed as one of America’s leading ensembles. Founded in 1970 at the Manhattan School of Music the Quartet has gone on to tour the world, appearing in such distinguished halls as the Rudolphinum in Prague, Salle Cortot in Paris and New York’s Town Hall. Well known for their pioneering interpretations of Shostakovich’s 15 Quartets, the Manhattans have presented this cycle for, among others, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, French National Radio, and in single day marathons in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan.


SARAJEVO

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL AND INSTITUTE