Quartet to Perform at Mary Baldwin University

September 26, 2007

Mary Baldwin University’s Carl W. Broman Concert Series presents the Biava Quartet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 10. The concert will feature works by Haydn, Kodaly, and Mendelssohn.

The members of the Biava Quartet, violinists Austin Hartman and Hyunsu Ko, violist Mary Persin, and cellist Jason Calloway, hold the Lisa Arnhold Quartet Residency at the Juilliard School, serving as graduate quartet in residence and teaching assistants to the Juilliard Quartet. The Quartet previously held the same position with the Tokyo Quartet at Yale University.

The Biava Quartet has performed in major concert halls throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Baroque Art Hall in Seoul. Other highlights from recent seasons include appearances at the Mostly Mozart and Aspen Music Festivals, Chautauqua Institution, and Pacific Music Festival in Japan.

Founded in 1998 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the members of the Biava Quartet hold advanced degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, University of Southern California, Yale University, and the Juilliard School.

To learn more about the Quartet, visit www.biavaquartet.com .

The performance will be at 8 p.m. on October 10 in Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium at the corner of Coalter and Frederick streets, Staunton. Handicapped parking is available on campus; general parking is located on Frederick Street. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for non-Mary Baldwin students. For more information, call (540) 887-7294.