The internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet brings its first season in residence at CCM to a conclusion with a concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in UC’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.
The Quartet will be joined by distinguished guest artist David Geringas, cello, for Anatolijus Senderovas’ David’s Song for Cello and String Quartet and Alexander Glazunov’s String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39.
The program will also feature Beethoven’s Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18.
About the Ariel Quartet
Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. Previously the resident ensemble in the New England Conservatory’s prestigious Professional String Quartet Training Program, the Quartet recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and was named quartet-in-residence at CCM in early 2012. The ensemble first started playing together as youths in Israel and has been performing around the world since.
Winners of the Fischoff Grand Prize, the Ariel Quartet was featured in a recent Cincinnati Enquirer article spotlighting “10 Who Are Advancing the Arts.” The Enquirer’s Janelle Gelfand writes, “The four musicians are turning heads for their fresh approach to chamber music, both in their exhilarating performances and in their teaching style. They are establishing a new era that could rival that of the LaSalle.” You can read the entire Enquirer article online here.
About David Geringas
Cellist and conductor David Geringas belongs to the musical elite of today. The Rostropovich pupil and gold medal winner of the 1970 Tchaikovsky Competition offers an unusually broad repertoire from the early Baroque to the contemporary, a testament to the flexibility and curiosity of the artist. His intellectual rigor, stylistic versatility, melodic feeling and the sensuousness of his tone have brought him praise the world over. His more than 100 recordings have won many prizes.
Geringas has performed world-wide with some of the leading orchestras and important conductors of our time, frequently appearing in the dual role as cellist and conductor. Among others, he has appeared as chief guest conductor for the Tokyo Philharmonic and the China Philharmonic Orchestra, made his debut as conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic and his opera conducting debut in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
Well-known contemporary composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Ned Rorem, Peteris Vasks and Erkki-Sven Tür have dedicated cello concertos to him. He gave the world premiere of the Concerto in DO by Anatolijus Senderova which was dedicated to him, and won the European Composers Prize in Berlin. In 2012 Geringas gave three world premieres: Arvydas Malcys’ Concerto “In Memoriam”, the Concerto per Violoncello by Silvia Colasanti and the Cello Concerto by Alexander Raskatov.
For his championing of Lithuanian music and composers, Geringas has won the highest awards of his homeland. He also was awarded the Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse of Germany for his achievements as musician and cultural ambassador for the country on the international musical scene.
For decades he taught a world-famous cello class from which have come such cello stars as Gustav Rivinius, Jens Peter Maintz, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Tatiana Vassilieva, Jing Zhao, Johannes Moser and Sol Gabetta.
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Tickets to the Ariel Quartet’s CCM performances are $20 general admission, $15 for students.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Community Partner: ArtsWave
The Ariel Quartet’s 2012-13 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of The Corbett Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman and Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg.