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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Euclid Quartet

Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center

Euclid Quartet Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series will have the Euclid Quartet perform on Sunday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. Members playing are Jameson Cooper, violin, Jacob Murphy, violin, Luis Enrique Vargas, viola, and David Beem, cello.

Praised by the Denver Post for their "electric" playing, the Euclid Quartet is a dynamic string quartet known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color. At appearances ranging from Carnegie Hall to school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts, the quartet has performed to high acclaim across the country.

The quartet has earned significant recognition at major competitions, winning Third Place at the Osaka (Japan) International Chamber Music Competition, and Grand Prize at the Hugo Kauder International Competition for String Quartets at Yale University. This victory is added to top prizes already earned at the Carmel Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

For the summers of 2002 and 2003 the quartet was one of three ensembles selected worldwide to participate as a fellowship quartet at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. They have also appeared at the Kent/Blossom (Ohio) festival, the Orford (Québec) music festival, the Great Lakes Chamber Music festival (Detroit, Michigan), and at the Audubon Quartet Seminar in Virginia. The Euclid Quartet has also collaborated with internationally renowned artists, such as Joseph Silverstein and Jennifer Ringo.

Euclid Quartet In 2007, the quartet was appointed Resident String Quartet at Indiana University South Bend, where they teach private lessons and coach chamber music. The quartet is committed to exposing young audiences to the joy of chamber music, and frequently perform programs tailored towards children, including a series of performances as "Musical Explorers" at Carnegie Hall.

The Euclid Quartet is dedicated to performing contemporary music, and has commissioned works from several noted composers. They have also performed many world premieres, including works by Dan Welcher, Armando Bayolo, and James Leatherbarrow.

This season the quartet celebrates the release of their debut CD for Centaur Records, a collection of string quartets by Austrian-American composer Hugo Kauder.

Formed in Ohio in 1998, the quartet takes its name from the famous Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, home to a wealth of artistic and cultural institutions. The quartet has had the privilege of working with many distinguished musicians, including members of the American, Audubon, Cleveland, Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, LaSalle, Miami, and Takacs quartets. The quartet is currently in residence at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

Additional information is available at their website,

Tickets are $20 for advance purchases; $5 more on the day of the concert (buy your tickets early!). Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the Gualala Arts Center or at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. For advance credit card (Visa and MC) purchases by telephone, call the Arts Center at 707-884-1138. For further information visit our website,

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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