The Campus Performing Arts Series presents the Formosa Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. The performance will be held in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall.
The Formosa Quartet was formed in 2003 when the four founding members came together for a concert tour of Taiwan. Among its numerous awards are the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the Tenth London International String Quartet Competition in 2006.
Members of the quartet are established solo, chamber and orchestral musicians with degrees from Julliard, the New England Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute, Curtis, Harvard and Yale. They have performed in major venues around the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America.
In addition to performances of traditional repertoire, the Formosa Quartet has embraced the works of contemporary composers. A reviewer from The Strad magazine says, “their imaginative account of Mozart … is spellbinding,” while a reviewer from Gramophone magazine describes their playing as “remarkably fine both in meticulous response to the letter and in a desire to look beyond the notes.”
Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students. For more information about the 2008-2009 Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series, call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 341-4219.
This event is sponsored in part by Brewer Science. Additional funding for the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series is provided by the Missouri S&T Endowment for the Performing Arts, the Missouri Arts Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maxwell C. Weiner Endowment for the Performing Arts. The primary sponsor of the Formosa Quartet’s performance is the James and Vera Olson Fund for the Arts.