Winners of the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the Tenth London International String Quartet Competition in 2006, the Formosa Quartet was formed in 2003 when the four founding members came together for a concert tour of Taiwan. Recent performances include the Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Cultural Center, Wigmore Hall, the Royal Academy of Music, the New School in New York, the Caramoor Festival, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., San Francisco State University, the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, as well as a winner’s tour of the UK.
The members of the Formosa Quartet have established themselves as leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians. With degrees from Juilliard, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale, they have performed in major venues around the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America. They have been top prizewinners in the Primrose, Tertis, Paganini, and Naumburg competitions.
The series continues on Sunday, Nov. 7 with vocal ensemble Bella Voce performing music by Whitacre, Parsons, Morales and Josquin. On Sunday, Jan. 30, the Chicago Chamber Musicians will present “An Afternoon of Brahms.” The final concert, on Sunday, Mar. 20, will feature the Cavatina Duo performing works for flute and guitar by Bach, Leisner, Takemitsu, and Piazzolla.
All concerts are held in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on the campus of Lake Forest College.
Single tickets for all concerts are $15/$5 for students with ID, free to Lake Forest College faculty, staff, and students. A subscription to all four concerts is $50. For more information and to order tickets, please call 847-735-6170.