Omer Quartet's NYC Debut reviewed in the New York Times!

Anthony Tommasini, Chief Critic for The New York Times, gave a glowing review of their New York Debut - read on below!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/arts/music/best-recordings-of-2018-the-week-in-classical-music.html

Last year was a big one for the Omer Quartet. The group took second prize in the Trondheim Competition in Norway and first prize in the auditions held by Young Concert Artists, which presented the Omer in its New York debut at Merkin Concert Hall this week. These four musicians, who came together at the Cleveland Institute of Music, certainly rose to the occasion. They opened with a poised, mature and ebullient account of Haydn’s String Quartet in C (Op. 20, No. 2); gave a glowing, vividly dramatic performance of Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor; and brought out the punchy energy of Chris Rogerson’s String Quartet No. 1, written in 2009, when its composer was just 20. To end, the intrepid players (Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins; Jinsun Hong, viola; Alex Cox, cello) tore through the contrapuntal tangles of Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, a fearless rendering of this astonishing piece. You can see them on this 2017 video giving an arresting performance of Bartok’s Third String Quartet, my favorite of that composer’s six quartets. ANTHONY TOMMASINI

The Omer Quartet to make New York Debut in December

The Omer Quartet to make New York Debut in December

The Omer Quartet will perform at the Merkin Concert Hall, New York, on December 11, 2018.

The Omer Quartet, winners of the Young Concert Artists and Borciani Competition, will be in concert at the Merkin Concert Hall, New York, on December 11, 2018. The Quartet comprises of Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins; Jinsun Hong, viola and Alex Cox, cello. They are the recipients of the Helen F. Whitaker Chamber Music Chair.

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Omer Quartet named 2018–19 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor

Omer Quartet named 2018–19 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor

The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting young players in an intimate setting. The Omer Quartet is the 19th Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor. They will be visiting schools as music mentors in the fall and spring, and performing concerts at Caramoor in the fall, spring, and summer.

Omer Quartet appears in Florida

Omer Quartet appears in Florida

Perlman Music Program/Suncoast opens its 2017-18 season with multiple performances by the Omer Quartet, featuring PMP alumni playing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok and more. It starts Friday with a performance surrounded by Ringling College of Art & Design’s “Real + Ready” exhibition. On Sunday they will perform at The Harvest Sarasota, then Tuesday at Manatee Technical College’s auditorium.

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Award-Winning Omer Quartet Appointed UMD Graduate Fellowship String Quartet

Award-Winning Omer Quartet Appointed UMD Graduate Fellowship String Quartet

The University of Maryland School of Music (SOM) has appointed the award-winning Omer Quartet as the Graduate Fellowship String Quartet, beginning in the fall of 2017. Designed to foster the careers of emerging string quartets, the fellowship provides full tuition remission and a stipend, intensive chamber music study with the Left Bank Quartet, featured performances at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and support in professional development.

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