Cavani Quartet Signature Series

Press Release

Posted: October 15, 2012


The Cavani Quartet will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 26 at Stocker Arts Center.
Cann’s performance is part of the Signature Series and is hosted by composer and LCCC Distinguished Professor Jeffrey Mumford. The concert is sponsored by LCCC’s arts and humanities division. Admission is free.

The Naumburg Award winning Cavani Quartet, in residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music, has carved out a significant place among elite chamber ensembles. An irresistible presence on stage, the Cavani Quartet performs regularly throughout North America and Europe.

The Cavani Quartet has performed at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Ambassador Series in Los Angeles, Muziekcentrum De Ijsbreker in Amsterdam, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Honolulu Chamber Music Society. The Quartet has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and “St. Paul Sunday,” NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS television. In 2005, the Quartet became the first recipient of the Guarneri String Quartet Residency Award from Chamber Music America.

The Cavani Quartet has established itself as a dynamic leader in the field of arts in education, and has received a number of Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Grants. Nationally acclaimed for their inspiring and innovative teaching and proactive approach to residencies, the Quartet has developed creative programs for audiences of all ages, including a series of children’s concerts for the Chamber Music of Lincoln Center. Formed in 1984, the Cavani Quartet was appointed Quartet-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1988. Summer music festival appearances and residencies include The Aspen Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Kniesel Hall Chamber Music Festival and The Perlman Music Program.

In 2009, the Cavani Quartet was awarded a Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Project Support Grant for their innovative Beethoven & Brotherhood Project, performing the complete quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven in sixteen neighborhood libraries throughout Cleveland.

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