Karla Donehew-Perez and Jessie Montgomery, violin; Paul Laraia, viola; Karlos Rodriguez, cello
“Invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor” –New York Times
Comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition, the Catalyst Quartet has toured throughout the US and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center, and Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. Their festival appearances have included Mainly Mozart in San Diego, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and the opening performance of Napa’s 2014 Festival del Sole with Joshua Bell. In fall of 2017, the quartet released their latest album Dreams and Daggers, featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant.
Heitor Villa-Lobos, String Quartet No. 1
Astor Piazzolla, Suite del Angel
Alberto Ginastera, String Quartet No. 2