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August 23, 2013

String quartet to perform at WKC

The Daily Star

---- — The West Kortright Centre in East Meredith, will present the Enso String Quartet, playing selections from Mozart, Britten and Verdi, at 8 p.m. Saturday. The quartet — violinists Maureen Nelson and John Marcus, violist Melissa Reardon, and cellist Richard Belcher — earned a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance. 

There will be a reception following the concert.

Shortly after the Enso String Quartet’s inception at Yale University in 1999, they had success at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The quartet’s debut recording was described by Strad Magazine as “an auspicious start to their recording career” and was followed by the recent Grammy-nominated release of the quartets of Ginastera. 

 In 2009, the quartet received a Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant with composer Kurt Stallmann.

The Enso Quartet has held residencies with Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as Lecturers in String Quartet, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, Northern Illinois University with the Vermeer Quartet, and currently the Interlochen Adult Amateur Chamber Music Camp and Connecticut’s Music For Youth. The group was also featured in the inaugural Young Artist Residency with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and in 2010 received the s Guarneri String Quartet award from Chamber Music America for outstanding outreach activity.

Tickets for this concert are $23, $20 for WKC members, and $11 for those younger than 19. For more information, call 78-5454, or visit

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