The Pacifica Quartet will perform at Camp Winema this Sunday, Feb. 10, taking part in the 25th anniversary season of Neskowin Chamber Music
Known nationally and internationally for its daring repertory choices and high-spirited performance style, the quartet started winning competitions soon after its founding in 1994. In 2009, the quartet was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America.
The group, made up of faculty from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and the University of Chicago, performs both contemporary music and more classical works by Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven in more than 90 concerts a year.
Violinist Austin Hartman earned Artist Diplomas at Julliard and the Yale School of Music, plus degrees from the New England Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. As a soloist, he won the Stulberg International Competition and made two solo appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Fellow violinist Simin Ganatra is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where she was concert master of the orchestra. Her awards include the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the Concert Artist’s Guild Competition, the Union League of Chicago Competition, the Pasadena Instrumental Competition and the Schubert Club Competition.
On viola is Mark Holloway, who holds a B.A. from Boston University and a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. He has appeared regularly on radio and television, most recently on “Live at Lincoln Center.”
Cellist Brandon Vamos has performed both solo and chamber music recitals in the US and abroad. He was awarded a Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree.
Sunday’s concert will begin at 3 pm in the chapel at Camp Winema, located three miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101. Admission is $25 at the door. For more information, call 503-965-6499 or go to www.neskowinchambermusic.org.