Afiara String Quartet (Mendelssohn Quartet, Op. 44)
20 Mar 2010
The Afiara String Quartet perform the second movement of Mendelssohn's Op. 44 quartet.
Winner of the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the Afiara String Quartet has been praised as a terrifically unified, versatile, and moving ensemble with startling intensity and a powerful, keen-edged collective sound (San Francisco Classical Voice). This all-Canadian group has been named The Juilliard Schools new graduate resident string quartet beginning in 2009-10, including studies with and assistant duties to The Juilliard String Quartet and a Lincoln Center recital in May 2010. Complimented for its energy, style and pizzazz by David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet, the Afiara appeared at Carnegie Hall on the Kronos: Signature Works series and Chamber Music Americas National Conference tribute to the Kronos.
In addition to its win at the 2008 CAG Competition, the Quartet claimed a top prize at the prestigious Munich ARD International Music Competition in the same yea