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In Beethoven We Trust


Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University

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In Beethoven We Trust


Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University

Welcome

This spring was a time of travel for us, with trips throughout the Southeast (North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia) and to San Miguel, Mexico.  We love to travel and look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones wherever we go. However, it is also true that there is no place like home. Springtime in Atlanta is beautiful, and the Emory campus is in full bloom! It almost makes it hard to stay indoors to rehearse, but luckily we are playing repertoire that we love. Our work this spring includes quartets of Brahms, Stravinsky and, of course, plenty of Beethoven. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming performances to share this music with you!

Cheers!

Elizabeth, Jessica, Yinzi and Guang

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Vega at Emory


The Vega String Quartet's residency at Emory is supported by the Rebecca Katz-Doft Chamber Music Endowment

Vega at Emory


The Vega String Quartet's residency at Emory is supported by the Rebecca Katz-Doft Chamber Music Endowment

Performance - Education - Arts Advocacy

As the Quartet-in-Residence at Emory, we perform throughout the University for audiences of every age and background, We see young children at Family Concerts, Emory students in performances throughout campus, including at annual, quartet-curated series such as "Ludwig at Law School" or "Bach at the Business School," and members of the larger community in formal performances in Emory's Emerson Hall.  Many of our activities at Emory take place under the auspices of the Emory Chamber Music of Atlanta, an organization envisioned by founder and artistic director pianist William Ransom as bringing the finest Atlanta area musicians together with guest artists to perform the best of the chamber music repertoire for diverse audiences.

We believe that it is vital to educate the next generation musicians and music lovers, as well as share our specialized  knowledge with our community. To that end, we founded the Emory Youth Chamber Music Program (EYCP) in 2006, which has since provided intensive training in small ensemble playing to advanced pre-college students. We believe, whether or not our students go on to a career in music, that an education in ensemble playing improves collaborative and social skills, develops work ethic, and gives students hands-on exposure to the greatest works of art.  To learn more about EYCP, please click here.

We love our work as performers and educators, but one of the most unique and fulfilling aspects of our position as Quartet-in-Residence at Emory comes from our work as arts advocates.  Part of our residency's mission is to bring the highest level of performance to every kind of audience.  To that end, we visit classes across the Emory campus to bring live performance into the classroom while collaborating with academic professors to create interdisciplinary parallels and conversations.  We have worked with professors in every possible subject; this semester alone, we will engage with topics as diverse as Microbiology, the Literature of Jane Austen, and Medical Anthropology.  Our goal is to find the overlap between the subject at hand and our field. For example, a previous visit to a Neuroscience class included mapping brain activity as we played!

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On the Road


Our performances take us on all sorts of adventures, and we love the chance to visit new places, make new friends and try new things to eat! Here is a taste of our most recent travels.

On the Road


Our performances take us on all sorts of adventures, and we love the chance to visit new places, make new friends and try new things to eat! Here is a taste of our most recent travels.