Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Chamber Music Raleigh presents Rolston String Quartet
Effective Monday, October 4, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Museum of Art will require Raleigh Chamber Music participants age 13 and up to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Please plan to have one of these items in hand for Museum personnel upon entry.
Rolston String Quartet
Luri Lee, violin
Jason Issokson, violin
Hezekiah Leung, viola
Yoshika Masuda, cello
Mozart, String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”
Schulhoff, Five Pieces for String Quartet
Schubert, String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
About the Artists
With their debut recording, Souvenirs, recently named the BBC’s Music magazine “recording of the year,” Canada’s Rolston String Quartet continues to receive acclamation and recognition for their musical excellence. In 2018 they were the first international ensemble chosen for the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America. In 2016, a monumental year, they won Astral National Auditions, first prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, and grand prize at the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.
Recent highlights include debut performances at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Freer Gallery of Art, and Chamber Music Houston; two major Canadian tours under the Prairie Debut and Debut Atlantic touring networks; and three European tours with dates in Leipzig, Berlin, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Barcelona, and Graz. Their 2019–20 season included concerts at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Texas Performing Arts, Chamber Music Northwest, and Calgary Pro Musica. “They showed such delicacy, slender elasticity, impeccable intonation, and such eminent sense of tonal balance … This is a new bright star in the truly not empty string quartet sky of our day.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Image courtesy of Chamber Museum Raleigh