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Ciompi Quartet: Wilmington
Friday February 22nd, 2019

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Ciompi Quartet: American Music Festival
Saturday February 23rd at 8:00PM, 2019

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First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
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Latest News

Lark at Sands Point : (January 18th, 2019)

There's a nice feature this month on the Lark Quartet's 2019 performances at the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

The new series offers the distinguished Lark Quartet's final concerts this year in collaboration with brilliant, internationally renowned musicians and spoken word artists. The series will present captivating, thought-provoking performances with repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to today's culturally diverse composers. The series is designed for adults, but children 8+ are welcome!

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American Masters Series : (January 8th, 2019)

Thomas May has written a piece on John Harbison. I was so honored to have been able to speak about my experience working with him. A great article and a must read.

From large-scale works for the opera house and concert hall to intimate violin solos, John Harbison has created an abundant catalogue of music that engages in an extraordinary dialogue between past and present. His compositions are typically atypical, as he con- tinually seeks out fresh angles through which to reconsider the traditional forms, models, and styles that inspire him.

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Review of Ciompi Quartet's Season Opening : (September 29th, 2018)

Chelsea Huber finds a lot to enjoy in Caroline Stinson's inaugural performance with the Ciompi Quartet as she reviews the concert for CVNC.

"Stinson's extraordinarily high level of musical sensitivity is something that can only be witnessed in performance. "

"Sometimes the changes occurred so suddenly that it could have taken the listening audience a moment to catch up, while the musicians remained, of course, completely in control."

CVNC - Chelsea Huber
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Staying Power - Chamber Music Magazine : (August 14th, 2018)

Sasha Margolis has written a fabulous article in the summer edition of the Chamber Music Magazine discussing the longevity of the Ciompi Quartet's original members and the appointment of Caroline to the group.

Between 1995 and 2017 the group experienced not a single personnel change. With Raim's (cellist) recent retirement, change has finally come for the group... Stinson's selection was the result of a highly unorthodox hunt...

...Violinist Eric Pritchard notes that "the candidates that stood out for us were the ones that seemed to make the strongest mark of not just fitting in, but reshaping our sound and our approach. In Carrie's case in particular, there was a sense that it wasn't a 25% change in the group. It was getting closer to 100%."

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