Esterhazy Quartet in Concert
The Esterhazy Quartet will perform a concert of new and traditional music for string quartet.
Throughout its distinguished career, the Esterhazy Quartet (presently Eva Szekely and Julie Rosenfeld on violins, Leslie Perna, viola, and Darry Dolezal, cello) has delighted audiences on three continents, performing at venues such as the Haydn Festspiele in Austria, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and the Beethoven Society in Santiago de Chile. Critics have praised the Esterhazy Quartet for its intelligence, refinement, and warmth of sound, described as a “velvety palette of tonal colors” (La Nacion, Buenos Aires).
Taking its name from Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy, the patron of composer Joseph Haydn (considered the “father” of the string quartet), the Esterhazy Quartet has appeared at several important music festivals in the United States and abroad, including the Western Arts Festival, the Classical Music Seminar in Eisenstadt, Austria, and the International Music Festival of Pará in Belém, Brazil. For years, Esterhazy Quartet has performed live on National Public Radio, and recently was heard on WGBH Boston’s Classical Performances.
Formed in 1968 as the ensemble-in-residence of the University of Missouri, the Esterhazy Quartet is widely recognized for its commitment to performing and promoting the music of our time, especially modern music of the Americas.