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Presenting the

Aeolus Quartet


April 19, 2015

3:00 PM at the
Robinson Terrace Living Center
28652 Hwy 23, Stamford NY Calendar General Info Contact FoM Donate Founders & VIPs Concert Archive

Photo of the Aeolus Quartet

The Aeolus Quartet (left to right): Alan Richardson, cello; Nicholas Tavani, violin; Rachel Shapiro, violin and Gregory Luce, viola.

Friends of Music is pleased to begin our 29th Season with a performance by the Aeolus Quartet. Currently the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, the group was formed at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2008. Named for the Greek god who governed the four winds, the “idea of a single spirit uniting four individual forces serves as an inspiration to the members of the Aeolus Quartet as they pursue their art.”

Dedicated to bringing music to diverse audiences in communities large and small, the Quartet has performed widely in the United States and internationally at venues including the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Renwick Gallery, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. Their current season includes a tour of South Korea, two performances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and extended residencies with the Chamber Music Societies of Detroit and of Tulsa. How wonderful that Stamford is included in their tour!

Grand Prize winners of the 2011 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the 2011 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, the Aeolus Quartet was also awarded First Prize at the 2009 Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competition, a Silver Medal at the 2011 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, and a Bronze Medal at the 2010 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in New England.

In 2013 the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association recognized the group with the Educator Award in acknowledgment of the positive impact of the Quartet’s educational efforts in very diverse communities. The St. Lawrence Quartet awarded Aeolus the 2012 Lad prize which led to a masterclass residency and Stanford University, performances in the Stanford area, and working as faculty with the school’s Education Program for Gifted Youth. Aeolus Quartet also taught at the Austin (TX) Chamber Music Workshop and Da Camera of Houston’s Music Encounters Program. In collaboration with the University of Texas and the Rural Chamber Music Outreach Initiative, Aeolus presented educational programs and performed in communities across Texas. They also served as the first Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas at Austin.


April 19, 2015

Aeolus Quartet

Nicholas Tavani, violin
Rachel Shapiro, violin
Gregory Luce, viola
Alan Richardson, cello

The program will be listed here when it has been made available to us.

The Aeolus Quartet has two albums of classical and contemporary works on the Longhorn/Naxos label: Many-Sided Music and Aeolus Quartet Performs Brahms and Bartok. These can be purchased online at or at iTunes or at major retailers.

Visit their Web site at to read more about the group and the individual artists and to hear samples of their work.

Admission is at the door by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. For complete details see our General Information page.

Thank you to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert possible.

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