Brentano String Quartet and guests

The Brentano String Quartet appears throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim.  Among their honors are the Cleveland Quartet Award, Naumberg Chamber Music Award, and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award.  They regularly appear in the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, and the Sydney Opera House, as well as at summer festivals in Aspen, Edinburgh, Taos, Caramoor, and Music Academy of the West.  In the fall of 2014, they became the Resident String Quartet at the Yale School of Music.

Todd Crow, Music Director and Pianist of the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music and Professor of Music at the Vassar College, has performed extensively in the U.S., South America and Europe.  He plays regularly in the major halls of New York and London and on BBC Radio.  Following this summer’s Mt. Desert festival, he returns to perform at the Festival Paesaggi Musicali Toscani in Italy.

Maria Lambros (viola), has performed in venus such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, New York’s Lincoln Center and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  She was most recently a member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and is currently the violist with the New York-based chamber ensemble, La Fenice.

Michael Kannen (cello), has distinguished himself as a musician and educator.  He was a founding member of the Brentano String Quartet.  His activities range form performances on period instruments to premieres of the music of our time.  He is currently the Director of Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he holds the Sidney Friedburg Chair in Chamber Music.

The Brentano String Quartet will be performing the following pieces with Todd Crow, Maria Lambros and Michael Kannen on August 18, 2015:

String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 50, No. 1, Joseph Haydn
Piano Quartet in E flat major, K. 493, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Sextet in B flat major, Op. 18, Johannes Brahms