The Philomusica Quartet is the quartet-in-residence at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. True to their name, (philo – love of + musica – music) violinists Jeanyi Kim and Alexander Mandl, violist Nathan Hackett and cellist Adrien Zitoun formed in 2008 in order to create an outlet for sharing and expressing their love of chamber music. Each member brings a wealth of experience as versatile performer and educator to the group.
Entering full force into their seveth season, the energetic Philomusica Quartet, continues to delight their growing audience with jewels of the string quartet repertoire, and win the praise from critics. For the 2014-15 season, the Philomusicians will complement their ongoing exploration of the Beethoven quartet cycle with celebrated works by Schubert, Puccini, Suk, Grieg and Brahms. Recognized also for their compelling and distinctive programming, the quartet welcomes preeminent pianist May Phang, who will join the quartet in Brahms’ epic Piano Quintet in F minor.
The Philomusicians have amassed a growing, loyal audience in Milwaukee, and critical acclaim: “These musicians do not merely play; they decide what sound is right for what music.” Tom Strini Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2009
Their reputation has brought them to performances at several institutions such as Yale University, Roosevelt University, UW-Parkside and UW-Milwaukee, Lakeland College and Nicolet College. Along with pianist Daniel Del Pino, the quartet has performed also for live broadcasts (WFMT) as part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago, IL. The Philomusicians have recently collaborated with highly esteemed artists such as Mathieu Dufour (Principal Flute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and Winston Choi (Head of Piano, Roosevelt University.) The Philomusica Quartet is featured in High Autumn, works by James Grant – a CD release with clarinetist William Helmers.
The Philomusicians have won consistent praise from critics for their compelling and distinctive programming, as well as their intelligent interpretations and technical mastery as musicians.
*“The musicians brought a beautifully balanced, warm, full sound to the piece…delivering it with polished, hand-in-glove playing.” Elaine Schmidt, Journal Sentinel, 2014
*“In nearly five years together, they have learned to settle on and convey clear ideas, goals and specific sound worlds for just about everything they play.”
Tom Strini ThirdCoastDaily, April 9, 2013
*“These musicians do not merely play; they decide what sound is right for what music.” Tom Strini Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2009
General Admission: $25.00
Premium Reserved Seating: $35.00
Student Tickets: $15.00 at Door (ID required; please call 414/276-5760 reserve in advance)
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*All concerts are held in the Helen Bader Recital Hall in the McIntosh | Goodrich Mansion 1584 North Prospect Avenue.
Philomusica | 2015-2016 Season
Monday, November 16, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in g minor op. 57 with guest pianist Elena Abend
L. van Beethoven: String Quartet no. 15, op. 132 in a minor
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