Zorá String Quartet at Tempe Center for the Arts Dec. 11

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The Zorá String Quartet appears Sunday, Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m. on Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series at Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust.

Zorá String Quartet won First Prize in the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. They were also named the Grand Prize and Gold Medal Winner of the 42nd Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Coleman-Barstow Prize winner at the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition in 2015.

As a result of winning the Fischoff Competition, they toured the Midwest and appeared at the 2016 Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy. The Zorá Quartet has performed in U.S., Canada, and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Duke’s Hall at Royal Academy of Music in England.

They will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K421; Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz; and Dmitri Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117.

Founded in 2013, the quartet is composed of musicians from Spain, Thailand, South Korea and China. Members are Dechopol Kowintaweewat and Seula Lee violin; Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola; and Zizai Ning, cello.

The name “Zorá” was chosen for the quartet by Bulgarian professor Kevork Mardirossian; it means “sunrise” in Bulgarian.

Zorá String Quartet is currently the Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music where they work closely with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Arnold Steinhardt, Pamela Frank, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley and Mia Chung.

Future chamber concerts include pianist Jeffrey Swann, Jan. 22, 2017; violinist Nikki Chooi performing in recital with pianist Amy Yang, March 5; and violinist Dmitri Berlinsky and the International Chamber Soloists performing April 23.

Tickets on sale at the TCA Box Office, online at tca.ticketforce.com or 480.350.2822. Individual adult ticket $25 includes wine reception with artists after concert. $10 student ticket with ID. Service fees apply. More information at Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series

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