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Ralph Evans, violin I
Efim Boico, violin II
Nicolò Eugelmi, viola
Robert Cohen, cello

The Fine Arts Quartet, “one of the gold-plated names in chamber music” (Washington Post), ranks among the most distinguished ensembles in chamber music today, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy. Founded in Chicago in 1946, and based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1963, the quartet is one of the elite few to have recorded and toured internationally for over half a century. Each season, Ralph Evans and Efim Boico (who have been playing together for thirty years), Nicolò Eugelmi, and Robert Cohen perform worldwide, in such cities as New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mexico City, and Toronto. The quartet has recorded over 200 works. Their latest releases have received many distinctions, among them: “Gramophone award-winner and recording of legendary status” (2012 Gramophone Classical Music Guide), “Key Recording/Top Recommendation” (2010 Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music), and “Editor’s Choice” (Gramophone magazine, 2010).

Releases on Naxos include the world première of Efrem Zimbalist’s Quartet (1959), Eugène Ysaÿe’s long-lost masterpiece, Harmonies du soir, Fritz Kreisler’s Quartet, Saint-Saëns Quartets, Beethoven Quintets, Franck Quartet / Quintet, Fauré Quintets, Schumann String Quartets and Piano Quartet / Quintet, Bruckner chamber music, Mendelssohn Quintets, quartets by Antheil, Herrmann, Glass, Evans, and Glazunov chamber music.

For more information on the Fine Arts Quartet, including a complete discography, please visit www.fineartsquartet.org.

See Naxos interview with Ralph Evans of Fine Arts Quartet

The Finer Arts – Ralph Evans talks to Jeremy Siepmann

Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
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