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Cypress String Quartet & Friends - Mill Valley Chamber Music Society Cecily Ward, violin Tom Stone, violin Ethan Filner, viola Jennifer Kloetzel, cello joined by James Dunham, viola and Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello Program: Brahms: Sextet No. 1 in Bb, Op. 18 Glazunov: Noveletten Schoenberg: "Verklaerte Nacht" "This young quartet is among the most impressive I have heard in modern sound." Stereophile (reviewing "Beethoven: The String Quartets") In nearly 20 years on the concert stage, the four members of the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet (CSQ) have played thousands of concerts together throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Praised by Gramophone for their "artistry of uncommon insight and cohesion," and by the NY Times for "tender, deeply expressive" interpretations, they have recorded over 15 albums and are played regularly on hundreds of radio stations throughout the world. They have also been heard on the Netflix original series "House of Cards" and have collaborated with leading artists ranging from Michael Franti of Spearhead to modern dance companies. James Dunham, is professor at Rice University, a founding member of the Naumberg Winning Sequoia Quartet, and the Grammy-winning Cleveland Quartet. In addition to guest appearances, such as tonight, he is a member of the Axelrod String Quartet that plays on Stradavari instruments at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Jean-Michel Fonteneau, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, is a founding member of the Ravel String Quartet, winner of two prizes at the Evian String Quartet Competition, and of the first French Grammy Award "Les Victoires de la Musique Classique". They toured extensively around the world and single-handedly created the first ever string quartet residency program in France. "The gorgeous talent of Dvorak in the string quartet medium has splendid accounts in this new addition to his cycle from the Cypress String Quartet." Audiophile EditionsSave
Label: Cypress String Quartet/Cypress Performing Arts Association
Manager: Cypress Performing Arts Association, Christina Jensen PR
Bio: Known for its elegant performances, the Cypress String Quartet (Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; and Jennifer Kloetzel, cello) has been praised by Gramophone for its “artistry of uncommon insight and cohesion,” and its sound has been called “beautifully proportioned an...See Full Bio
“In the forest of Beethoven recordings, the Cypress String Quartet's are some of the mightiest trees.”