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Lark Quartet: Four Seasons@SANDS POINTS
Saturday February 2nd, 2019
Winter concert at Hempstead House
An evening of Music & Poetry; String Quartet, Baritone & Percussion
Deborah Buck & Basia Danilow, Violins; Kathryn Lockwood, Viola; Alberto Parrini, Cello; James Martin, Baritone & Poetry reader; & Yousif Sheronick, Percussion
127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050
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Lark Quartet: Wintersolstice@MoMA
Thursday February 7th at 7:00PM, 2019
An evening with Bach’s Goldberg Variations for string trio.
Nurit Pacht, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello.
The Home of Anne & Vincent Mai
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Latest News

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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CQ Cellist Lights Up Durham : (June 24th, 2018)

John W. Lambert's review for the CVNC of Caroline Stinson's first full concert at Duke, her new home, as the incoming cellist of the Ciompi Quartet.

Stinson played these richly varied vignettes with evident insight and understanding, in the process making great impressions on their attentive listeners.

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Stinson Joins Ciompi Quartet at Duke : (April 19th, 2018)

Caroline is thrilled and honored to be joining the Ciompi Quartet and the faculty at Duke University beginning this fall. She is delighted at the opportunity to teach, perform and contribute to this wonderful culture of music making, and to extend it outward through projects, commissioning, recording and, most essentially, her work with the Ciompi Quartet.

Caroline Stinson has been appointed the new cellist in Duke University's Ciompi Quartet upon the retirement of Frederic Raimi from the group at the end of this season.

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Aaron Jay Kernis: On Distant Shores
Aaron Jay Kernis: On Distant Shores
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(Pheonix USA, May 2015)

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