Takacs String Quartet performs for Tryon Concert Association’s 57th season

Published 10:36 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Takacs String Quartet

For the second concert of the Tryon Concert Association’s (TCS) 57th season, the Takacs String Quartet will be returning to the Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) stage on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. This group comes back by popular demand, having performed here in March 2010.
Takacs, headquartered at the University of Colorado in Boulder (U.C. Boulder), originated at the Music Academy in Budapest in 1975 when four music students realized the joy of performing together. They won many prizes in their country as well as in international competitions.
In 1983 the group decided to bring their families to the U.S., where they accepted a position as quartet-in-residence at U. C. Boulder. Here they conduct a graduate string quartet residency program enabling other quartets to work with Takacs members and other string faculty. Takacs members also work in summer residencies at the Aspen Festival, the Music Academy of the West at Santa Barbara and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
As well as teaching, the group has an active touring schedule. In the past season they have performed in major cities across the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. In this busy 2011-12 season they will be collaborating with the noted pianists, Garrick Ohlsson and Joyce Yang and with cellist, Ralph Kirschbaum.
This group has received numerous awards, for both its performances and its recordings.
These include, in part, Disc of the Year and Chamber Award from “BBC Music Magazine,” a Gramophone Award, a Grammy Nomination and Chamber Music of America Award. This year the group was honored in its native land with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.
For information about season tickets, call 828-859-6065, write Tryon Concert Association, P.O. Box 32, Tryon, N.C. 28782 or visit the website www.TryonConcerts.com.
– article submitted by Joella Utley

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