December 13, 2000
New Year’s Treat Borromeo String Quartet at PSC January 7
Internationally renowned as one of the most exceptional ensembles of this generation, the Borromeo String Quartet will perform in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Cultural Arts Center at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 7.
After studying individually at the Curtis Institute of Music, the members of the Borromeo Quartet became the first ensemble to be accepted by the New England Conservatory for its prestigious Artist Diploma program in 1990. Upon graduation in 1992 they were asked to join the faculty of the Conservatory, and now serve there as Quartet-in-Residence.
Borromeo won the 1991 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions, and the quartet made its New York and Washington debuts on the YCA series at the 92nd Street Y and the Kennedy Center, respectively. Their engagements have taken them to major venues in all parts of the world.
After a performance in Boston, Richard Buell wrote for The Boston Globe, “The beautiful thing here was the patient, thoughtful, articulated quality it had — a marvelously judged array of dynamic planes and of tone colors exactly gauged. The ultimate effect, though, was not one of calculated prettiness, but of elegantly clear, direct human speech instead: the unmistakable Debussyan magic caught to perfection.”
Members of the Borromeo String Quartet are Nicholas Kitchen and William Fedkenheuer, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola and Yeesun Kim, cello.
Tickets for the performance are $12. Discounts are available for students and seniors.. Call the PSC box office, (603) 535-ARTS or 1-800-779-3869 for tickets or information. If special accommodations are needed, please call in advance of the performance.