San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Hugo Wolf Quartet (Vienna)
Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade
Smetana Quartet No. 1 ("From my Life")
Dvorak Quartet in A flat major, Op. 105
For 20 years, the Hugo Wolf Quartet has been a fixture on the international chamber music scene and has fascinated audiences around the globe. Through training with the Alban Berg, Smetana, Amadeus, and LaSalle quartets, as well as with pianist Ferenc Rados, the ensemble laid the cornerstone for a highly successful career.
Founded in Vienna in 1993, the Hugo Wolf Quartet soon won such coveted awards as the Special Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the European Chamber Music Prize, followed by the International String Quartet Competition in Cremona in 1995-the same year that the ensemble made its debut in the Vienna Konzerthaus.
The ensemble regularly performs in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and Berlin’s Philharmonie, as well as at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Colmar Festival, La folle journée de Nantes and the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. For five years, the Hugo Wolf Quartet has also performed its own concert series in the renowned Vienna Konzerthaus.
When & Where
Friends of Chamber Music of Miami
Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, Inc. (FOCM) is dedicated to the presentation of chamber music as performed by the world's greatest chamber ensembles. South Florida’s longest-running chamber music series, FOCM has a two-fold mission: to showcase the most outstanding artists and to build appreciative audiences among people of all ages. FOCM also offers outstanding educational opportunities for South Florida’s advanced music students.
Since 1955, FOCM has presented such world renowned ensembles as the Budapest, Juilliard, Guarneri, Emerson, Cleveland and Ehnes Quartets; the internationally acclaimed Beaux Arts and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trios; and outstanding recitalists such as Nikolai Lugansky, James Ehnes, Radu Lupu, Roberto Diaz, Cyprien Katsaris, Stephen Hough and Valentina Lisitsa. The series’ concerts are performed at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, the Coral Gables Congregational Church and other acoustically superb venues in the area.