VERA

QUARTET

VERA

QUARTET

VERA

QUARTET

About us

The Vera Quartet shares the uniquely democratic dynamic of a string quartet with diverse audiences within and beyond the concert hall.

Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the Vera Quartet is currently the String Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. The quartet received Grand Prizes at the Chamber Music Yellow Springs and Plowman Chamber Music Competitions, top prizes from the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet Prize from the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Highlights of this season include collaborations with pianist Peter Serkin and violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and residencies at the San Juan Music Academy in Argentina, Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, Intimacy of Creativity Festival in Hong Kong, and Rockport Chamber Music Festival.

The Vera Quartet has held residencies at the Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Beethovenhaus in Germany, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and McGill International String Quartet Academy. In 2017, they were selected as one of five Young Artists in Residence at NPR’s Performance Today. Recent seasons have included international tours to Argentina, Hong Kong, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and Vietnam.

Formed in 2015 at Indiana University, the Vera Quartet was mentored by the Pacifica Quartet as Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Jacobs School of Music. The quartet has also worked with members of the Brentano, Guarneri, and Orion quartets, as well as Pamela Frank, Atar Arad, and Shmuel Ashkenasi.

The ensemble firmly believes in the power of chamber music to transform people, and to ultimately contribute towards a just, egalitarian, and inclusive society.

Media

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2019

January 17th

JCC Metrowest  • Maurice Levin Theater, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ

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January 19th

2019 Chamber Music America Ensemble Showcase  • Majestic Ballroom, The Westin New York at Times Square

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January 22nd

Private Concert • Dunwoody Village, Newtown Square, PA

January 23rd

Curtis Residency Recital  • Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA

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February 2nd

Ode to Napoleon  • Gould Rehearsal Hall, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA

Peter Serkin, Piano

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February 5th

Private Concert  • Beaumont At Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr, PA

February 7th

Brandywine River Museum • 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA

February 8th

Private Concert • New York NY

February 16th

Music in the Galleries  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA

February 17th

Recital at Manhattanville College  • West Room, Reid Hall, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY

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February 22nd

Private Concert • Philadelphia PA

February 26th

Private Concert • Foulkeways at Gwynedd, Gwynedd, PA

March 23rd

Portrait of Augusta Read Thomas • Gould Rehearsal Hall, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

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March 31st

A Silver Touch • Gould Rehearsal Hall, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano

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April 2nd

Curtis Residency Recital  • Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA

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April 13th

American Music Festival • First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC

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April 14th

Chamber Music Wilmington • UNCW Beckwith Recital Hall, 5270 Randall Drive, Wilmington, NC

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April 20th

Curtis On Tour: Vera Quartet | SLP Series: The Modern Classics • Nhạc Viện TPHCM 112 Nguyễn Du, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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April 22nd - May 5th

Intimacy of Creativity Festival • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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April 27th

IC2019 Preview Concert 1 • CMA Lecture Theater (LTL), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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April 28th

IC2019 World Premiere Concert 1 • Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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May 4th

IC2019 Preview Concert 2 • CMA Lecture Theater (LTL), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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May 5th

IC2019 World Premiere Concert 2 • Concert Hall, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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May 26th - June 7th

Festival San Juan • San Juan, Argentina

2018

December 8th

Curtis Recital • 8PM Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA

December 6th

Delaware Valley Music Club Concert • Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA

December 1st

Private Concert • The Quadrangle, Haverford, PA

November 17th

Astral Circle • Philadelphia, PA

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November 13th

Private Concert  • Granite Farms Estates, Media, PA

October 28th

Private Event  • The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

October 9th

2018 Astral Winners Concert  • Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

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August 12th - 25th

McGill International String Quartet Academy • Pollack Concert Hall, 555 Sherbrooke St, Montreal, Canada

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July 1st - August 12th

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival • Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT

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April 22nd

Schneider Concerts • The New School’s Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York NY

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April 6th

AIEnRUTa Clásicos • Centro Cultural Fundación Caja Badajoz, Mérida, Spain

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April 5th

AIEnRUTa Clásicos • Auditorio Residencia Universitaria Fundación CB, Badajoz, Spain

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April 4th

AIEnRUTa Clásicos • Auditorio Municipal SOCA, Albacete, Spain

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April 2nd

AIEnRUTa Clásicos • Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid, Spain

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April 1st

AIEnRUTa Clásicos • Casa de Cultura, Campo de Criptana, Spain

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March 8th

IU New Music Ensemble • Auer Hall, Bloomington IN

David Dzubay, Conductor

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February 16th

Classics by Candlelight • Evansville IN

 

January 27th

Parlor Concert Series • Wylie House Museum, Bloomington IN

 

January 25th

IU Latin American Music Center • Auer Hall, Bloomington IN

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January 6th

Chamber Music America Conference Ensemble Showcase • The Westin New York, Times Square, NYC

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2017

December 8th

Lily Hall, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis IN

November 30th

IU New Music Ensemble • Auer Hall, Bloomington IN

David Dzubay, Conductor

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November 18th

Parlor Concert Series • Wylie House Museum, Bloomington IN

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September 16th

Parlor Concert • Wylie House Museum, Bloomington IN

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August 18th

Aspen Music Festival • Harris Concert Hall, Aspen CO

Advanced Quartet Studies Recital

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August 14th

Aspen Music Festival • Scanlan Hall, Bucksbaum Campus, Aspen CO

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August 12th

Aspen Music Festival • Aspen Community Church, Aspen CO

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August 10th

Aspen Music Festival • Christ Episcopal Church, Aspen CO

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August 7th

Aspen Music Festival • Harris Concert Hall, Aspen CO

Augusta Read Thomas: Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals)

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August 5th

Classical Concert Series • Carbondale Branch Library, Carbondale CO

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July 27th

Aspen Music Festival • Basalt Regional Library, Basalt CO

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July 9th - August 20th

Aspen Festival Center for Advanced Quartet Studies  •  Aspen, CO

May 15th - 19th

Juilliard String Quartet Seminar  •  The Juilliard School, NY

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May 1st - 4th

M-Prize Competition  •  Ann Arbor, MI

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April 23rd

Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition  •  Yellow Springs, OH

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April 18th - 21st

NPR  Performance Today Young Artist in Residency  •  Saint Paul, MN

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April 6th - 9th

Plowman Chamber Music Competition •  Columbia, MO

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March 31st

China Remixed  •  7:30 PM Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

Wu Man, pipa

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January 4th - 8th

2017 Robert Mann String Quartet Institute •  Mannhattan School of Music, NY

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