Modigliani String Quartet to play at Bryn Mawr

Posted March 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm.

the Modigliani String Quartet, praised by France’s Le Progrès for its  “stunning technical expertise, outstanding ensemble, and a particularly accomplished musical identity,” will be performing works by Franz Josef Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, and Maurice Ravel at Thomas Great Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20. The event is part of the College’s yearlong Performing Arts Series.

The quartet was formed in 2003 by four young musicians studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. and soon went on to win  the 2005 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Paris and the 2006 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

The quartet plays its music on  a rare matching set of four instruments known as “The Evangelists,” made in 1863 by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in Paris, on loan from the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation.

The group has performed at renowned festivals and concert venues in Europe and Asia, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Its current U.S. tour has the ensemble playing Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre and in theaters from San Diego to Vermont.

“This impressive group is clearly an up-and-comer,” says The Washington Post.

Tickets to individual events in the Performing Arts Series are $18 for the general public, $15 for seniors, $10 for Dance Pass holders and students of other schools, $5 for children 12 and under, and free for Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff. Subscription packages offer discounts, mix-and-match ticket flexibility, and priority seating. For tickets, call the Office for the Arts at 610-526-5210. For event locations, download the campus map at

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