The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is known for their spirited and impassioned performances that offer an enlivened interpretation of both standard and new repertoire. As artists-in-residence and artistic directors at Garth Newel Music Center, one of the premiere and most active chamber music organizations in the United States, they program and perform over 50 concerts each year, engaging with audiences through conversational and interactive programs. An active presence on the national and international stage, the Garth Newel Piano Quartet has performed throughout the United States and on five continents, at such prominent venues as Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall, The Chautauqua Institution, and the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop.
The Quartet believes strongly in promoting creativity of today, and holds an annual competition for rising composers aimed at bolstering the piano quartet genre. They have commissioned prominent composers such as Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, and regularly premiere works of their contemporaries.
The Garth Newel Piano Quartet maintains a strong dedication to education and to nurturing the next generation of chamber musicians. They serve as faculty and directors for the Emerging Artist Fellowship Program, which gives talented college-age musicians an opportunity to study and perform chamber music under the guidance of the Quartet and world-renowned guest musicians. Other prominent programs include an annual Amatuer Retreat weekend and an ongoing partnership with several schools. Additionally, the Quartet has given masterclasses at Universities and Conservatories throughout the world.
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