Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Oct. 23
Winners of the first prize and the Amadeus Prize at the Tenth London International String Quartet Competition in 2006, the Formosa Quartet was formed in 2002 when the four founding members came together for a concert tour of Taiwan, the land of their shared heritage. In addition to their performances of traditional repertoire, the Formosa Quartet has also embraced the works of contemporary composers, with world premieres of Shih-hui Chen’s Mei Hua for string quartet and of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Piano Quintet, as well as performances of pieces by Bright Sheng, Dana Wilson, and Richard Wilson.
The members of the Formosa Quartet—Jasmine Lin, Wayne Lee, Che-Yen Chen, and Ru-Pei Yeh—have established themselves as leading solo, chamber, and orchestral musicians. With degrees from Juilliard, Curtis, and New England Conservatory, they have performed in major venues around the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Australia.
- Cost: $40 - $45