Young Artists Showcase
featuring the Omer Quartet
5 May 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Pre-concert lecture begins at 6:15 p.m.
First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Blvd Shaker Heights, OH 44122
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The Omer Quartet was formed in 2009 under the tutelage of Peter Salaff, and the Cavani String Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Consisting of four undergraduate students hailing from around the nation, the omer Quartet is currently the youngest ensemble in CIM's Intensive Quartet Seminar, and has appeared in masterclasses for the Takács Quartet, Jupiter Quartet, and Cuarteto Casals.
As avid supporters of community outreach, the omer Quartet frequently performs at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, Judson Manor retirement facility, and the West Side Catholic Center's homeless shelter. They were also invited to perform at a Legal Aid Society event for Supreme Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 2010.
In the summer of 2011, as one of the groups at the Banff Centre's Chamber Music Residency, the omer Quartet was mentored by Mark Steinberg of the Brentano Quartet, and had the privilege of studying with such prominent artists as Joel Krosnick, Geoff Nuttall, James Boyd, Jamie Parker, Denis Brott, as well as Vivian and Donald Weilerstein. Their first concert appearance in Banff, performing Bartok's String Quartet no. 1, was broadcast live with host Eric Friesen of CBC.
The Omer Quartet has been invited to return to the Banff Centre in August, and will be performing the premiere of a new commissioned work for Percussion and String Quartet by Bob Becker.Find them on Facebook