Newsroom

April 12, 1999

Quatuor Mosaïques to Appear at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts on April 26

Current Tour Marks String Quartet's American Debut

Quatuor Mosaïques, a string quartet, will perform in the Concert Hall at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts on Monday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. A new addition to the College's 1998-1999 Concert Series, the group's program will feature Haydn's Quartet in F Major, Op. 77; Mozart's Quartet in D Minor dedicated to Haydn, K. 421; and Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" in D Minor.

Quatuor Mosaïques' appearance at Middlebury is one stop on its first American tour. Well known in Europe for its concerts and prize-winning recordings, the group also has a reputation for a rare clarity and expressiveness in period-instrument performances, and for its ability to illuminate the classical repertoire. Other venues on the tour include the Frick Collection in New York City, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The four members of Quatuor Mosaïques--Erich Höbarth, Andrea Bischof, Anita Mitterer, and Christophe Coine--met in Vienna in 1985. From the beginning, the great names of the classical Viennese repertoire brought them together as musicians.

Quatuor Mosaïques has teamed up with artists such as Wolfgang Meyer (clarinet) and José Miguel Moreno (guitar), and also performs works by French and Italian musicians.

Quatuor Mosaïques is regularly invited to perform at prestigious venues such as the Musik-verein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Wigmore Hall in London, and the Théâtre de la Ville and Radio France in Paris, as well as many of the great music festivals, including those in Edinburgh, Scotland; Luzern, Switzerland; and Leipzig, Germany.

Tickets for this Concert Series performance are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens. To order tickets, please call the College box office at 802-443-6433.