Cecilia String Quartet

April 18, 2018 - 3:30pm
Dey House
Glenn Schaeffer Library - Frank Conroy Reading Room

The Cecilia String Quartet will perform on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 pm in the Frank Conroy Reading Room at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. All are welcome.

Hailed for its “powerful” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “dauntingly perfect” (Berliner Zeitung) performances, the Cecilia String Quartet has performed for leading presenters around the world.

In addition to performing, the CSQ has recorded for ANALEKTA. The group’s debut album of music by Dvořák in 2012 was acclaimed for its “deeply felt imperativeness” (The Strad), and its 2013 recording featuring music by Janáček, Berg, and Webern, was applauded for “unleashing the ecstasy and angst of the music”. The Quartet’s 2016 recording of string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn was nominated for a JUNO Award, and was named as one of Gramophone Magazine’s 10 Best Mendelssohn Recordings.

Their commitment to new works can be seen through their project Celebrating Canadian Women in Music, a spotlight on a ‘quartet’ of immensely talented female Canadian composers that involved four new commissions that the CSQ premiered and performed across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Enthusiastic educators and mentors to the next generation of chamber musicians, the CSQ members have held teaching posts at festivals, conservatories, and universities across Canada and the United States, both as an ensemble and as individuals.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Writers’ Workshop in advance at (319) 335-0416.