The Esmé Quartet is one of the most dynamic string quartets of its generation, winning over audiences and reviewers with its infectious energy and immaculate ensemble playing. The four South Koreans were the first all-female string quartet to win the first prize and four special prizes, including the Mozart and the Beethoven Prize, at the 2018 International String Quartet Competition at London’s Wigmore Hall. Esmé is derived from medieval French and means “beloved.”
Gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo has been hailed for his “unfailingly consistent excellence” (International Piano) and celebrated as “a pianist who commands a comprehensive technical arsenal that allows him to thunder without breaking a sweat” (Chicago Tribune).
Korngold: String Quartet no. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 26
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
SOU Music Recital Hall, 114
450 S Mountain Ave Ashland, OR 97520