Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet has had a busy summer touring Europe and wrapping up the recording of their debut CD.

During their wildly successful European tour of Hungary and Germany, the Quartet had the unique experience of performing in the Esterházy Castle with the Haydn String Quartet Festival. They had the honor of playing for a member of the Esterházy family, who regaled the Quartet with stories of Joseph Haydn himself!

As part of their European escapades, the Quartet also performed with the Armida Quartet at Seebruecke Sellin in Germany as part of Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Looking forward, Tesla will begin their third season as the quartet-in-residence with the Western Piedmont Symphony on September 22 and look forward to their four performances this season!

Their debut album, which will be released this fall, includes 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 — who have also recorded and produced the albums of Tesla’s mentors, the Takács Quartet — are hard at work on the final polishing edits of the record. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes video recorded by cellist Serafim Smigelskiy.

Tesla will also announce their Call For Scores 2017 this October. Stay tuned for more information about how to submit a score and the rules for submission!

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

with works by Prokofiev and Haydn

with works by Pärt, Adams, Moussa, Glass

with works by Szymanowski, Debussy, Respighi

Famous Last Words
with works by Beethoven, Villa-Lobos, Britten

and 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.~ ~ ~

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


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Check out this exclusive behind the scenes video of Tesla at the Esterházy Palace:

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Tesla Call 4 Scores

Tesla with pianist Vadym Kholodenko and Director of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival Inessa Zaretsky post-performanc

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Tesla with the Armida Quartet at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Tesla having a little fun with Mozart in Vienna!

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Tesla during a performance of Inessa Zaretsky’s Image of Sound with stunning video installation created by Sally Boon Matthews.

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 ”…full of urgency, color and subtle dynamics. This was a masterclass in quartet technique, with great momentum in the last movement.”
The Strad

Tesla achieved a gold standard …They brought a superior sense of pacing, stunning balance and transparency of voicing undergirded with clear thematic development.”
The Calgary Herald

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Listen to selected Tesla recordings here.

Browse Tesla’s touring dates here.

Watch Tesla in live performances, including their Banff competition videos, here.

Learn about Tesla’s educational offerings here.

Read more Tesla Quartet news.

Posted on September 21st, 2017 by arielartists

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