Hailed by The New York Times as "something extraordinary," the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet began its professional touring career in 2002 and garnered international acclaim in 2005, winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the Grand Prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France. In 2009, Chamber Music America awarded the quartet the prestigious biennial Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2009-2011 seasons.
Visiting the Redwood Arts Council in an intimate setting, the Parker will perform a program including Mozart's Quartet K. 156, Debussy's String Quartet and Dvorak's Quartet in C Major.
Please note that for this performance, Karen Kim is on sabbatical from the Parker Quartet. During Karen's sabbatical, Santa Rosa's own David McCarroll will replace her as second violinist.
Dan Chong (1st violinist in the quartet) has said the following about David
"All of us first met David at the NEC when he started studying with Donald Weilerstein. We have seen him perform both in solo and chamber music settings. From the moment I first heard David I was struck by his playing. In terms of musicians, I find myself attracted to those who "grab" me those that have the ability to fully "pull me in" and engage me in their playing. He is extremely talented and his aspirations were always honest, healthy, and true. He has passion, conviction, and elegance in his playing. All qualities that I believe will bring an exciting dimension to the voice of the Parker Quartet."
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