FIU Music Series: Amernet String Quartet and Heather Coltman
February 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
Members of the Amernet String Quartet, violinist Misha Vitenson, violist Michael Klotz and cellist Jason Calloway, will be joined by pianist Heather Coltman for a powerful evening of Mozart, Beethoven & Dohnanyi.
The Amernet String Quartet, lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. The Amernet rose to international attention after its first season, winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition in 1992, followed by the grand prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 1995.
The Amernet actively advocates for neglected works of the past and aims to enliven the concert experience through its innovative programming.
Heather Coltman, D.M.A., is currently Dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, where she is a Professor of Music. A top prize-winner in numerous major international competitions, she performs extensively throughout North and South America, Europe and South Africa. Coltman made her debut in her native country of Zambia at the age of five and immigrated to the United States in 1966. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas, a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York and a Bachelor of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Her principal teachers included Lita Guerra, David Bar-Illan, Claude Frank and Nadia Boulanger. Her recordings can be heard on Wisdom Recordings, Klavier Records, Innova Recordings, Heng Hao Records and Lyra Productions. She is the Founder and Director of Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS) Piano Camps at FAU and is a passionate advocate of arts education for citizens of all ages.
Beethoven: String Trio in G major, Op. 9 #1
Adagio: Allegro con brio
Adagio ma non tanto e cantabile
Mozart: Piano Quartet in g minor, K. 478
Dohnanyi: Serenade Op. 10
Romanza. Adagio non troppo
Tema con variazioni