Award-winning Tak cs String Quartet to perform in Artist Series

Jessie Augustyn

This March, Lawrence students will have an opportunity to see one of the best string quartets of today in action. The Tak cs String Quartet will be performing Saturday, March 8th at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel. The concert is part of the 2002-2003 Artist Series. The program is scheduled to include Haydn’s “String Quartet Op. 54 No. 2,” Ravel’s “String Quartet,” and Beethoven’s “String Quartet Op. 131.”

The Tak cs String Quartet is widely recognized as one the world’s greatest string quartets. Formed in 1975 by Gabor Tak cs-Nagy, K roly Schranz, Gabor Ormai and Andr s Fejr while they were students at Budapest’s Liszt Academy, the group soon began receiving recognition. They continued to win prestigious awards leading up to their 1982 U.S. debut. In 1983, they were granted a position of Residency at the University of Colorado, a position they still hold.

Lawrence is one of many stops for the group this year. When the 2002-2003 season is complete, the group will have performed over 40 concerts in the U.S. and toured extensively in Europe.

They first received international attention in 1977 by winning First Prize and the Critic’s Prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France.

Tickets are available for purchase at the box office at 832-6749.