Wednesday, October 21,
Dixon Hall, Tulane University
Ganatra, first violin
Bernhardsson, second violin
Per Rostad, viola
Brandon Vamos, cello
Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): String Quartet in F Major, K.
590 (Prussian Quartet No. 3)
Ran (b. 1949): String Quartet No. 3 - Glitter, Shards,
Mendelssohn (1809-1847): String Quartet in E minor, Op.
44, No. 2
1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won chamber music’s top
competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music
Award. In 2002 the ensemble was honored with Chamber Music
America’s Cleveland Quartet Award and the appointment to
Lincoln Center’s CMS Two, and in 2006 was awarded a
prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, becoming only the
second chamber ensemble so honored in the Grant’s long
history. And in 2009, the Quartet was named “Ensemble of
the Year” by Musical America.
members of the Pacifica Quartet live in Bloomington, IN,
where they serve as quartet-in-residence and full-time
faculty members at the Jacobs School of Music. Prior to
their appointment, the Quartet was on the faculty of the
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana from 2003 to
2012. The Pacifica Quartet also serves as resident
performing artist at the University of Chicago.
Pacifica Quartet is endorsed by D'Addario and proudly uses
their strings Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant
performance style, and often-daring repertory choices,
over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained
international stature as one of the finest chamber
ensembles performing today. The Pacifica tours extensively
throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia,
performing regularly in the world’s major concert halls.
Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University's
Jacobs School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was
also the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum
of Art (2009 – 2012) – a position that has otherwise been
held only by the Guarneri String Quartet – and received
the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
information on the Quartet, please visit