Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m.
Penderecki String Quartet
Pamela Mia Paul, Piano
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 (1789) (17)
Schumann: String Quartet in A Major, Opus 41 #3 (1842) (18)
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 81 (1887) (44)
The Penderecki String Quartet, approaching the third decade of an extraordinary career, has become one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of their generation. The Penderecki String Quartet champions music of our time, performing a wide range of repertoire from Haydn to Zappa as well as premiering over 100 new works to date. Their recent schedule has included concerts in New York, Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Paris, Prague, Berlin, and Rome, among others, as well as appearances at international festivals in Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Venezuela, Brazil, and China. They enter their 20th year as Quartet-in-Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario where they have built the string program to be one of the top programs in Canada.
Pianist Pamela Mia Paul is both a brilliant performer and a deeply dedicated teacher. On stage, she has performed with the world’s great orchestras. She has given concerts throughout the United States, and in Europe, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea and Turkey both as soloist and as chamber musician. In the studio, or in the setting of a masterclass, she is an internationally sought-after pedagogue. Ms. Paul has received critical acclaim for her appearances with orchestras in the United States and Europe, where her interpretations of both standard repertoire and twentieth-century piano concertos have garnered consistent critical praise.