Catalyst Quartet

Catalyst Quartet

January 27, 2017 – 8 p.m.

Horizons Series 2

Hemispheres: South America

Program

Heitor Villa Lobos: String Quartet 1, W099
Heitor Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5
Diego Vega: String Quartet
Astor Piazzolla: Angel Suite
Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 2

Performers

Catalyst Quartet:

Karla Donehew-Perez, violin
Suliman Tekalli, violin
Paul Laraia, viola
Karlos Rodriguez, cello

About the Catalyst Quartet

Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished… playing with earthy vigor,” the Catalyst Quartet, prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland) is comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition with the 2015 winner of the Seoul International Music Competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the Quartet has toured domestically and abroad including sold out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center, and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.

Catalyst Quartet website