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The Takacs Quartet with Joyce Yang

Date: 01.16.2013
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Takacs Quartet and Joyce Yang

The Takács Quartet with Joyce Yang

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Recognized as one of the world's great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. Winners of the 2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London, the Takács Quartet is based in Boulder at the University of Colorado.  The Takács Quartet was formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest by Gabor Takács-Nagy, Károly Schranz, Gabor Ormai and András Fejér, while all four were students.  Schranz and Fejér continue the traditions begun in 1975 with current quartet members Edward Dusinberre and Geraldine Walther who joined them in 1993 and 2005, respectively.  The Quartet was recently accorded the honor of being one of only two ensembles voted into the Gramophone Magazine Hall of Fame.

The quartet is joined by pianist Joyce Yang.  Critically acclaimed as “the most gifted young pianist of her generation” with a “million-volt stage presence,” Yang captivates audiences around the globe with her stunning virtuosity combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. Just twenty-five, she has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation through her innovative solo recitals and notable collaborations with the world’s top orchestras.  Ms. Yang came to international attention in 2005 when she became the Silver Medalist of the 12th Van Cliburn International Competition. As the youngest contestant, she swept two additional awards as an all-around winner, receiving the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music with the Takàcs Quartet, and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work.

The program for this performance is scheduled to include:

  • Haydn - String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4
  • Brahms - String Quartet Op. 51
  • Dvorak - Piano Quintet  - Joyce Yang, piano

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