Tesla String Quartet

RESCHEDULED

With public health and safety in mind, this event originally scheduled for OCT 4, 2020 has been rescheduled to OCT 17, 2021. Learn more >

with special guest Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (​The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet has won top prizes in numerous international competitions, most recently taking Second Prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. In 2018, the Tesla Quartet released its debut album of Haydn, Ravel and Stravinsky quartets to critical acclaim. Gramophone ​praised the quartet for its “tautness of focus and refinement of detail.” The group’s second disc, Joy & Desolation (2019), is a collaboration with Alexander Fiterstein. Now entering its second decade, the Tesla Quartet is one of the most dynamic and engaging ensembles of the 21st century.

The quartet will be joined by clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, who is recognized for playing that combines flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm soulful tone. Considered one of today’s most exceptional clarinet players, Fiterstein has performed in recital and with prestigious orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the world.

Program:

  • Finzi: Five Bagatelles, Op. 23 (arr. Christian Alexander)
  • Corigliano: Soliloquy
  • Heredia: Ius in Bello
  • Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581