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U.Va. Chamber Music Series


Friday, January 31, 2014 8:00PM
General Admission

U.Va. Chamber Music Series
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Performed in Old Cabell Hall, on Grounds at U.Va.

Part of the McIntire Department of Music

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music welcomes in the new year with a concert by the Rivanna Quartet on Friday, January 31st at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall. This concert is part of the U.Va. Chamber Music Series.

The Rivanna String Quartet is comprised of Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra principal musicians who are also members of the Faculty in the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia.

Daniel Sender enjoys a diverse musical career and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Sender holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Education from Ithaca College and graduate degrees from the University of Maryland. He serves as concertmaster for the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra (The Mary Dean Scott Chair) and is on the faculty at the U.Va. McIntire Depatment of Music. Sender's teachers include Vilmos Szabadi, Gerald Fischbach, David Salness and the Guarneri Quartet.

Violinist David Sariti maintains a career of uncommonly diverse musical accomplishments, with a repertoire spanning from the seventeenth century to the present day. He serves as Principal Second Violinist of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra (The Robert D. Cross Memorial Chair) and is on the faculty at the U.Va. McIntire Department of Music. He completed his doctorate at the Hartt School (University of Hartford) in the Honors Chamber Music program, writing on "The Austro-German Violin Sonata, c. 1650". He also holds degrees from the University of Akron and Ithaca College. Studies were with Katie Lansdale, Pamela Gearhart, Pamela Frank and members of the Cleveland and Miami Quartets.

Ayn Balija serves as Principal Violist of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra (The Elizabeth W. Gatewood Chair). Ms. Balija earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ayn is on the faculty at the U.Va. McIntire Department of Music, provides private lessons as a Boyd Tinsley Tutor in the Charlottesville Public Schools, performs outreach concerts, serves as President for the Virginia Viola Society and maintains a private viola studio. Jeffrey Irvine and Peter Slowik continue to be her principal instructors and mentors.

Cellist Adam Carter is principal cellist for the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra (The Genevieve B. Horween & Marion H. Chase Chair) and is on the faculty of U.Va.'s McIntire Department of Music. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, and received his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His principal teachers include Steven Doane, Rosemary Elliot, Robert Marsh and Uri Vardi.

Program:
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Puccini: Crisantemi
Bartok: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor