(Neo)Classical Perfections, Saturday, May 25, 2019
BERGONZI STRING QUARTET
Scott Flavin, violin
Evija Ozolins , violin
Chauncey Patterson, viola
Ross Harbaugh, cello
The Bergonzi String Quartet, so named for the illustrious violin maker Carlo Bergonzi, has generated enormous excitement around the globe for its superb blend of seasoned and sensitive string virtuosi. Since 1992, the Bergonzi String Quartet has been Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Miami and for the internationally acclaimed Festival Miami. And in 1994, the ensemble was named "Visiting Quartet" at the prestigious Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.
Hailed by the critics as "electrifying" and "masterful", the ensemble has become one of Florida's and America's most important cultural assets. In addition to their series of concerts in Miami and their North American tours, the ensemble has toured the Netherlands and Italy.
Reflecting South Florida's diverse cultural community, the Bergonzi often explores the marvelous quartet repertoire of Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Surinach, Piazzolla, and others. Prior to joining the ranks of the Bergonzi, the players were members of the New World, Rowe, and Chester quartets.