House strings ready to bow
UBC now has a string quartet in residence.
The four young professional musicians are part of a new training program on
The program is the realization of a vision of Music Prof. Andrew Dawes and
faculty colleagues to have a world-class string quartet based in the School of
Violinists Patricia Shih and Yuel Yawney, violist Nikita Pogrebnoy and cellist
Joel Stobbe will be in residence for two years.
The quartet's goal for the first year is to learn repertoire, develop their
craft and perform with the aim of competing in August at the prestigious
Banff International String Quartet Competition.
In the second year the quartet will continue to perform and mentor
undergraduate and graduate music students, participate in interdisciplinary and
interactive learning across faculties, give master classes and engage in
outreach programs to local high schools and colleges.
The musicians' first official concert, featuring works by Mozart,
Beethoven and Prokofiev, will be held at the Chan Centre Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.
Admission is by donation.