CIOMPI QUARTET, THE
Eric Pritchard • Hsiao-mei Ku, violins
Jonathan Bagg, viola
Fred Raimi, cello
The Ciompi Quartet was founded in 1965 by violinist Giorgio Ciompi. In addition to traveling widely for performances, all its members are professors at Duke University. Close ties to composers such as Paul Schoenfield, Stephen Jaffe, Scott Lindroth, and Pulitzer Prize winner Melinda Wagner continue to produce important contributions to the repertoire. The Quartet’s Milken Archive recording of the quartets of Schoenfield (8.559418) adds to numerous other discs on the CRI, Arabesque, Albany, Toccata Classics, Gasparo, and Sheffield Lab labels, featuring music from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to the present.
Photo: Michael Zirkle