LIFE MUSIC III
Beginning with the 2009-2010 season, versatile violinist Frank Huang joins the Quartet as first violinist. Huang fills the chair of Timothy Ying the original first violinist of the all-sibling quartet; Timothy and his siblings, cellist David, violist Phillip, and violinist Janet, are the ensemble's founding members. Since winning the 2003 Naumburg Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover International Violin Competition, Huang has been in demand as a recital and orchestral soloist and as a chamber musician. He has appeared on national television, performed at distinguished music festivals, and released his first recording to critical acclaim. Huang's participation marks a new era for the Ying Quartet.
The Ying Quartet's recordings reflect many of the group's wide-ranging musical interests and have generated consistent,
enthusiastic acclaim. Their 2007 Telarc release of the three Tchaikovsky Quartets and the Souvenir de Florence (with James
Dunham and Paul Katz) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. In addition, their much-heralded collaboration with the Turtle Island Quartet, Four + 4, explored the common ground between the classic
string quartet tradition and jazz and other American vernacular styles, and won a Grammy Award in 2005. Dim Sum (Telarc) is the Ying's most recent recording, featuring music by Chinese-American composers that merges the Western string quartet with the aural world of traditional Chinese music. The Quartet has also documented its noteworthy LifeMusic commissioning project in its recorded work. Released by Quartz, The Ying Quartet play Life Music was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone magazine and was the first in a continuing series.
1. Next Atlantis [ 19:12 ]
ICEFIELD SONNETS [ 13:51 ]
2. I. Cold is a Cell [ 3:08]
3. II. Glass is a Place [ 4:03 ]
4. III. North is a Notion [ 6:26 ]
5. Anniversary Dance [ 13:27 ]
6. String Quartet No.3 Op.102 To the Victims of War [ 12:48 ]
Total Time [ 59:33 ]
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