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CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES | ACFNY SUPPORTED CONCERT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 2012, 07:30 PM
For the past two years, the Austrian Cultural Forum has been collaborating with the renowned Konzerthaus Wien (http://konzerthaus.at/) to bring a series of special concerts to New York. For this installment, which is also part of our ongoing Chamber Music Series, the acclaimed Vienna-based Acies Quartett will make a rare appearance at the Morgan Library.
Joseph Haydn – Quartet No. 59 in G minor ("Rider"), Op. 74 No. 3 (1793)
Friedrich Gulda – String Quartet in f sharp-minor (1950)
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet Op. 59 No.2 in e minor (1806)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Benjamin Ziervogel - violin
Raphael Kasprian - violin
Manfred Plessl - viola
Thomas Wiesflecker - cello
The ACIES QUARTETT, founded in September 2000 by students at the Kärntner Landeskonservatorium (Carinthian State Conservatory). The ensemble studied with Brian Finlayson and Günther Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet) at the Instituto Internacional de Música de Cámara in Madrid from 2008-10.
Since their founding, they have been awarded several renowned prizes, including the federal Austrian Prima la musica competition which they won with distinction, the first prize in the category ‘string quartet’ of Gradus ad Parnassum 2006, Austria’s elite competition, as well as the Mozart Prize 2006.
In 2005 and 2006, the four young musicians accepted invitations to New York to attend courses by members of the Juilliard Quartet. In addition to numerous concerts at home and abroad, the quartet has performed within the framework of their Jeunesse Austria Tour in the Brahms-Saal of the Vienna Musikverein. Their debut in the Vienna Konzerthaus followed in May 2008. As a highlight in 2010, the Acies Quartet had a very successful debut at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. In 2010/11 the musicians had performances at the Wiener Musikverein, in New Delhi, Milan, and Paris.
For more information, please visit >> http://www.aciesquartett.com/
Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave. (at 36th Street),
New York, NY 10016
Tickets are $25 for Morgan members and ACF subscribers.
phone: (212) 685-0008 ext. 560