February 28, 2011

Quantum String Quartet to perform March 5

Members of the Quantum String Quartet are, from left, violist David Colmenares, cellist Natalie Hall, and violinists Meeae Hong and Kouki Tanaka.

Members of the Quantum String Quartet are, from left, violist David Colmenares, cellist Natalie Hall, and violinists Meeae Hong and Kouki Tanaka.

The School of Music presents the Quantum String Quartet, winners of the 2010 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in Brechemin Auditorium.

The quartet’s debut program includes Quartettsatz in D minor, D. 703, by Franz Schubert; String Quartet No. 3, by Bela Bartók; Scherzo, by Charles Ives; and String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 (Serioso), by Ludwig von Beethoven. The Quantum String Quartet includes violinists Kouki Tanaka and Meeae Hong, violist David Colmenares, and cellist Natalie Hall.

The ensemble is coached by Melia Watras, violist of the Corigliano Quartet. In their first year together as a quartet, the Quantum has given numerous performances, including playing for the American String Project, an appearance at Café Racers Racer Sessions, led by trumpeter Cuong Vu, and in violinist Gil Shahams master class. Upcoming events include a concert with San Francisco Symphony Principal Bass Scott Pingel on the Barry Lieberman and Friends series.

Tickets for the concert are $5 cash or check at the door. For further information, call 206-685-8384.