JANUARY 20, 2020 – Sugden theatre in Naples

“A marvelously elegant performance full of youthful freshness and exuberance… spellbinding virtuosity.”

BBC Music Magazine

“Focused intensity and extraordinary musicianship.”

San Diego Union Tribune

“Bold and intense, like shots of pure espresso… Although traditional in terms of repertoire, the performances go beyond the beautiful and into the territory of unexpectedly thrilling.”

MUSO Magazine

Program

Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 18 No. 6

  • Allegro con brio
  • Adagio ma non troppo
  • Scherzo: Allegro
  • La Malinconia: Adagio – Allegretto quasi Allegro

Wei-Chieh Lin: Pasibutbut (2013)

Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

  • Assai sostenuto – Allegro   
  • Allegro ma non tanto  
  • Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der Lydischen Tonart. Molto adagio – Andante   
  • Alla marcia, assai vivace   
  • Allegro appassionato  

 

ARTIST BIOS

Jasmine Lin, violin; Wayne Lee, violin; Che-Yen Chen, viola; Deborah Pae, cello

The Formosa Quartet is in residence at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

The members of the Formosa Quartet –Jasmine Lin, Wayne Lee, Che-Yen Chen, and Deborah Pae – have established themselves as leading soloists, chamber musicians, and pedagogues. With degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and New England Conservatory, they have performed in major venues throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe, and have been top prizewinners in prestigious competitions such as the Paganini, Primrose, Fischoff, Naumburg, and Tertis competitions. As chamber musicians, they have appeared regularly at the Marlboro, Kingston, Santa Fe, Ottawa, Ravinia, Crans-Montana, and Schiermonnikoog festivals, as well as at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, La Jolla Summerfest, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove. Three members of the Formosa Quartet are currently faculty at the Eastern Michigan University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Roosevelt University, and have previously held positions at the Taos School of Music and the Juilliard School.