The Florida State University College of Music is excited to announce the Ying Quartet Residency as a part of the Housewright Virtuoso Series, January 25-27.
The Ying Quartet is a remarkable musical force, described by the Los Angeles Times as “delivering chamber music of astonishing, refreshing exaltation and exhilaration.” The Ying Quartet members are violinists Robin Scott and Janet Ying, violist Phillip Ying, and cellist David Ying. Now in its third decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls; at the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House.
The ensemble currently serves as the quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, where each member also serves as applied instrumental or chamber music faculty. The Ying Quartet also previously served as the ensemble-in-residence at the Bowdoin International Music Festival where they frequently return as faculty members; David and Phillip Ying are currently the artistic directors of the festival.
Associate Professor of Violin at Florida State Corinne Stillwell says, “I am thrilled to welcome the Ying Quartet to the College of Music for three full days of interactions with our students. Their adventurous spirit is energizing and I’m so grateful they are here to share their expertise and stretch our imaginations. They are inspiring musicians, dedicated teachers, and generous human beings who will make a lasting impact in our COM community.”
During their multi-day residency at Florida State, the Quartet will have a busy schedule full of discussions, lectures, coachings, masterclasses, a culminating performance, and even some pizza! Tickets to their Friday evening performance can be purchased at tickets.music.fsu.edu. See below for a full schedule.
YING QUARTET RESIDENCY SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Jan. 25
1:25-2:15pm: “The Spirit of Adventurous Enterprise” — HMU 126
2:30-3:45pm: Chamber Music Masterclass — LRH
7:15pm: “Rehearsing Chamber Music” — LRH
Thursday, Jan. 26
10:30-11:30am: “Techniques for Coaching Chamber Music” — KMU 302
7:15pm: “Words Matter: Talking About Music” — LRH
Friday, Jan. 27
8:30-10am: Viola Masterclass — KMU 212
9-10:30am: Violin Masterclass — LRH
9-10:30am: Cello Masterclass — KMU 302
10:30am-12pm: Community Engagement coaching — LRH
7:30pm: Concert — OMH — works by Samuel Barber, Jennifer Higdon, Billy Childs, and Antonin Dvorak