The Ancora String Quartet
Absolutely mesmerizing, writes Isthmus music critic John Barker of this vibrant ensemble. The ASQ 2009-2010 Season includes recitals at First Unitarian Society-Madison and the Monroe Arts Center, as well as coveted appearances at the Stoughton Opera House and the Chazen Museum in Madison.
Biography The Ancora String Quartet is based in Madison, Wisconsin. The members boast credentials including degrees from the Indiana University School of Music and the University of Texas-Austin, as well as study at the New England Conservatory and Eastman School of Music. Individually, they have attended numerous chamber music festivals and performed across the United States and Europe.
The four players have well-established individual musical careers as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. They perform constantly in Madison and beyond, appearing regularly in such ensembles as the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Bach Musicians, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, and the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne IN.
The 2009-2010 Season will include two recitals at FUS, one recital at the Monroe Arts Center in Monroe, WI, an appearance on the Sunday Afternoon Live series at the Chazen Museum, and the ASQ debut at the glittering Stoughton Opera House. The programs will feature works by Swiss composer Joachim Raff, Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, and Antonin Dvorak.