The Czigany Quartet was the Fellowship Quartet at the 2018 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy. The ensemble is comprised of students from the Royal Academy of Music in London. While in Virginia, they stopped by our WCVE studios and talked with me about their experience at Wintergreen and performing with renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine. They also performed music of Beethoven, Brahms and Ligeti during our hour together.
The members of the quartet are Aliayta Foon-Dancoes (violin), Emily Earl (violin), Clara Loeb (viola) an Eliza Millett (cello).
I hope you enjoy our chat (with some edited excerpts)!
Listen to their full performance of the Beethoven, Op. 18, No. 1 (1st & 2nd movements):
Listen to their full performance of the Brahms, Op. 51, No. 1 (1st & 2nd movements):
Yours in good music,
Classical Music Host, WCVE Music