|Guarneri String Quartet||Nov. 19, 2006|
Arnold Steinhardt - violin Michael Tree - viola
John Dalley - violin Peter Wiley - cello
This world renowned quartet, formed in 1964, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, touring extensively in the U.S., Europe and South America. Since 1965 the quartet has had an annual series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to the standard repertoire, they are committed to performing works by today’s foremost composers. In 2005 they gave the first performance of Richard Danielpour’s String Quartet No. 5 written for them. The quartet has recorded extensively, and holds many awards, a.o. the 1996 Deutsche Schallplattenkritik Award. Arnold Steinhardt studied with Ivan Galamian and Josef Szigeti. His instrument is a Lorenzo Storioni violin from Cremona, late 18th century. John Dally is on the faculty of the University of Maryland. He plays a Nicholas Lupot violin from France, 1810. Michael Tree is a founding member of the quartet and plays a Domenicus Busan viola from Venice, 1750. Peter Wiley teaches in the Faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Maryland.
Second LMMC engagement.