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“A subtly coloured performance that balanced confidently between intimacy and extraversion.”
London Evening Standard

“Superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play,
regardless of era, style or technical demand.”
The International Review of Music

Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet has garnered top prizes at numerous international competitions, including the Gold Medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Third Prize and the Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work at the 6th International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna, and Third Prize at the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition. The London Evening Standard called their rendition of the Debussy Quartet “a subtly coloured performance that balanced confidently between intimacy and extraversion.”

Newly appointed as the String Quartet-in-Residence at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, the Tesla Quartet also holds a community residency in Hickory, North Carolina that includes performances and workshops at local colleges, universities and in the public school system, as well as a dedicated chamber music series. The quartet performs regularly across North America, with recent international appearances in Austria, France and their debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. The 2016-17 season includes debut performances in China at the Beijing National Center for the Arts, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and at the Sejong Performing Arts Center in Seoul, South Korea.

Inspired by Nikola Tesla’s words, “Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable,” the Tesla Quartet views music as this incredible, binding force, and strives to create meaningful connections with their audiences. The Tesla Quartet is Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello).

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Date of Concert: March 24, 2018
Time of Concert: 7:30 pm
Venue: Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East
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Ross Snyder, violin
Michelle Lie, violin
Edwin Kaplan, viola
Serafim Smigelskiy, cello


Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet in G major, Op. 18 No. 2
Bela Bartok, String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85
Eliott Bark, Minyo Medley
Ottorino Respighi, String Quartet in D major


Artist support for this concert is provided by
the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission

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