Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet is in the midst of recording their debut album featuring Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 54, No. 2; Ravel’s String Quartet in F major; Stravinsky’s Concertino; and Tesla violinist Ross Snyder’s arrangements of selected Menuets by Ravel. Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Keener and sound engineer Simon Eadon are hard at work on the record, which will be released this fall. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes video recorded by cellist Serafim Smigelskiy.Tesla is wrapping up a year-long residency as the Bell Quartet in Residence at Mount Allison University where they have been featured in performances, presented master classes, and coached student chamber ensembles. They also spent their second season as the quartet-in-residence with the Western Piedmont Symphony and look forward to beginning their third year in residence there this fall!

Looking forward, the Tesla Quartet will perform Haydn, Janáček, and Schumann with piano collaborator David Kaplan on the UCLA Chamber Music at The Clark series. They will embark on a European tour this fall, starting with a performance at the Haydn String Quartet Festival at Esterházy Castle in Hungary. Learn more about their full performance schedule here.

Tesla also selected the winner of their Call for Scores 2016 – composer Christopher Adler. The San Diego-based composer wrote a three-movement string quartet that explores and combines various musical traditions from Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Albania, and northern Europe. The work received its debut performances at Mount Allison University and Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics.

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Learn about Tesla Quartet‘s 18/19 program offerings, including:

with works by Prokofiev and HaydnInside-Out/side-In 
with works by Pärt, Adams, Moussa, Glass

with works by Szymanowski, Debussy, Respighi
Famous Last Words
with works by Beethoven, Villa-Lobos, Brittenand their project with composer & harpist Hannah Lash:
Filigree in Textile

To inquire about these programs or to learn about Tesla Quartet’s availability and block booking periods, please email Ariel’s Director of Artist Representation, Nina Moe.

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Tesla offers regular live-streamed performance on their Facebook page and answers questions from their viewers. Watch the latest installment of Tesla Live!

Keep up with all of Tesla’s activities on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, and learn more on their website:


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See some candid Tesla moments from their tour of China:

Tesla Quartet Tours China

Read more Tesla Quartet news.

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by arielartists

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