Doane To Host the Amedeo Modigliani Quartet
Doane College's Whitcomb Lee Conservatory will resonate with the music of the Amedeo Modigliani String Quartet when they perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
Performing on the violin, viola and cello, the free concert is open to the public and is in collaboration with the Brownville Concert Series, which will host the quartet Oct. 21. A public reception follows the Doane concert.
The Amedeo Modigliani Quartet was formed in 2003 by the four young musicians studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM). The group was soon admitted to the prestigious string quartet class at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris (CNR). At its first international competition, the 2004 TROMP International String Quartet Competition in Eindhoven, the quartet was awarded First Prize, the Audience Prize, the Young Jury's Prize and the Willem Vos Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work.
The musicians built on that success, winning the 2005 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Paris and the 2006 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. In 2006 the NASCOR label released the quartet's first CD, which includes works by Schumann, Hugo Wolf, and Mendelssohn.
The achievements are among a host of honors for the young quartet, praised by Le Progrès (France) for its "Stunning technical expertise, outstanding ensemble and a particularly accomplished musical identity."
Amedeo Modigliani Quartet also was awarded the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Prize, which sponsored their New York debut at Carnegie's Zankel Hall; the Washington Performing Arts Society Prize, which sponsored their Washington, D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center, the Gulbenkian Foundation Concert Prize for a concert in Paris, and the Princeton University Concerts Prize.They have performed at renowned festivals and concert venues in Europe, and are performing in the United States and Canada