Stamford — The Honest Brook Music Festival will close its winter concert series with a performance by the Tesla Quartet on Saturday, March 23 in Stamford. The quartet, featuring Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola) and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello) was formed in 2008 at The Juilliard School and very quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York, winning second prize at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition.
Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand,” the Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. The Quartet has garnered top prizes at numerous international competitions including the Gold Medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, second prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and third prize at the 6th International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna, as well as third prize at the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition.
The Quartet performs regularly across the US as well as making appearances in Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
Community involvement and outreach are integral parts of the Tesla Quartet’s mission. The group has brought inspiring music to children’s hospitals, libraries, soup kitchens, retirement communities and schools. The Quartet currently holds a community residency in Hickory, NC that includes performances and workshops at local schools and colleges. They have also provided community enrichment programs in Aspen, Craig and Steamboat Springs, CO.
The concert gets underway at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Stamford United Methodist Church. Tickets are available at the door or can be ordered by calling 607.746.3770 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Children under 18 are always admitted free.