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New String Quartet-in-Residence

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As we bid farewell to the Shanghai Quartet after 19 years of distinguished service and wish these them the very best in their new chapter, we are thrilled to welcome Harlem Quartet as our new Quartet-in-Residence!

Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world; from a 2009 performance at The White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012, and numerous venues in between. The musically versatile ensemble has performed with such distinguished artists as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Misha Dichter, Jeremy Denk, and Paquito D’Rivera. The quartet also collaborated with jazz masters Chick Corea and Gary Burton on the album Hot House, a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winning release.

Welcome to the Cali Family Ilmar Gavilan, Melissa White, Jaime Amador, and Felix Umansky!