The Amernet String Quartet, FIU’s Ensemble-in-Residence, presents a magnificent program for strings. They will be joined by distinguished guests Nicholas Kitchen and Yeesun Kim, members of the world-renowned Borromeo String Quartet, as well as as well as Stephanie Block, Viola Fellow at the New World Symphony, and violinist Mari-Liis Pakk, Director of Strings at Gulliver Preparatory Middle School.
The program features an exhilarating program of works by Ravel, Mozart, and Enescu, including the latter composer’s rarely heard, but exquisite, Octet for Strings.
AMERNET STRING QUARTET
Misha Vitenson, Violin; Avi Nagin, Violin; Michael Klotz, Viola; Jason Calloway, Cello
Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Strad Magazine described the Amernet as “…a group of exceptional technical ability.”
The Amernet has always been committed to the music of our time and has commissioned works from many of today’s leading composers, working closely with artists including Anthony Brandt, Guillermo Carbo, John Corigliano, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, John Harbison, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Bernard Rands, Gerhard Samuel, Morton Subotnick, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Chinary Ung.