French Sweets, Saturday, June 8, 2019
DELRAY STRING QUARTET
MeiMei Luo, violin
Valentin Mansurov, violin
Felicia Besan, viola
Claudio Jaffe, cello
Acclaimed as a “World-Class String Quartet” by the Palm Beach Post, the Delray String Quartet has clearly established itself as one of the cultural jewels of South Florida. Performing regularly across the region, the Delray String Quartet has been described by the press as “well-balanced and elegant,” “adding luster to the South Florida music scene,” “with the players ripping into the music with savage abandon.” A string quartet concert becomes “a stirring experience in the hands of the Delray musicians.”
The quartet explores a variety of genres and time periods, including some of the latest quartets. Their recording of Kenneth Fuchs’s Quartet No. 5 for the Naxos label was released in 2013, garnering excellent reviews and being chosen as a Critics’ Choice.
Their latest recording on the Centaur label was released in late 2014. The 2015-2016 season marks the 12th year for the Delrays, with performances scheduled throughout South Florida.