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Euclid Quartet and Drake Prof to Perform Free Concert

February 6, 2007
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The Euclid Quartet

CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

The Euclid Quartet and Nicholas Roth, Drake University assistant professor of piano, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, on the Jordan Stage at Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature Antonin Dvorak’s "Piano Quintet" as well as works by Leos Janacek and Astor Piazzolla.

Roth has won first prizes in international competitions in the United States and Europe. Hailed by the Indianapolis News as "a world of talent, displaying lyrical beauty, percussive driving power never out of control, and never without security and assurance," he began formal studies at age 12 and was receiving critical acclaim for his appearances by age 18. He has appeared as soloist with the St. Louis Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony under Raymond Leppard. Roth is featured regularly in recital series and festivals throughout the United States, Germany and Spain and records with the Blue Griffin Recording label.

 

The Euclid Quartet is a dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color and was praised by the Denver Post for their "electric" playing. At appearances ranging from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms and radio and television broadcasts, the quartet has garnered high acclaim across the country. The quartet has earned significant recognition at major competitions, recently winning third place at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and Grand Prize at the Hugo Kauder International Competition for String Quartets at Yale University. These victories add to top prizes already earned at the Carmel Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.