Esterhazy String Quartet
Eva Szekely and Susan Jensen, violinists
Leslie Perna, violist
Darry Dolezal, cellist
Since its inception more than three decades ago, the Esterhazy Quartet has been Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a musical ambassador for the university, the group promotes the string quartet art form through master classes, workshops with young performers, and collaborations with respected modern composers.
The Esterhazy Quartet has appeared at important music festivals and delighted audiences on three continents. The quartet performed live on WGBH during its last stop in Boston and has frequently been featured on National Public Radio.
Critics have praised the Esterhazy Quartet for its intelligence, refinement, and warmth of sound. The quartet is respected for its discerning interpretations of the standard repertoire as well as its commitment to performing and promoting the music of our time, especially modern music of the Americas.