Music Club to host Miró Quartet for Sunday concert
A performance by the internationally acclaimed Miró Quartet will be offered Sunday, Jan. 15, by the Fredericksburg Music Club in the fourth of eight 2016-2017 season programs.
The 3 p.m. appearance in the FMC’s 80th anniversary season by the Austin-based string quartet in the sanctuary of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church is free, although goodwill offerings are welcome.
Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet annually plays throughout the world as part of chamber music series and concert stage performances.
The group took its name from the Spanish artist Joan Miró whose surrealist works have been credited with being some of the most original of the 20th century.
Among the quartet’s members is Daniel Ching, a founding member, who began his violin studies at the age of three years.
A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he earned his master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Ching is on the faculty at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches private violin students and coaches chamber music.
Fellow violinist William Fedkenheuer has played nationally at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall Presents, San Francisco Performances and the National Gallery.
Abroad, his performances have been at the American Academy in Rome, Fountainbleu, Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, the Taipei National University of the Arts and in Austria at the Esternazy Castle for the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt.
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