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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

After a busy year, we are on summer vacation, where our biggest concern is staying cool in the Atlanta heat!  We will also all spend time preparing for next season - on the music stand are works by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Emory composer Richard Prior, and our favorite, Beethoven. To hear and see what we have been working on during the year, please visit our media page, newly updated with some of our recent performances.  In the upcoming months we will also appear at Jacksonville's Prelude Chamber Music Festival and the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. Please look at our calendar for further information about these performances, and if you are in the area we hope you join us!

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 greater community at formal performances in Emory's Emerson Hall.  Many of our activities at Emory take place under the auspices of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta, an organization envisioned by pianist William Ransom, founder and artistic director, as bringing the finest Atlanta area musicians together with guest artists to perform the best of the chamber music repertoire for diverse audiences.

To see ECMSA's 17/18 season, click here

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 over 200 pre-college students. We believe, whether or not our students go on to careers 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.

Through our residency at Emory we work as arts advocates, cultivating a new generation of passionate and educated music lovers. One way that we do this is through integrating string quartet performance across academic disciplines. As part of this mission, each semester we collaborate with professors across the curriculum to bring performance into the classroom. These interdisciplinary events explore how music relates to the topic of any given class, providing students with out-of-the-textbook perspective and experience while deepening their understanding of the subject.  We have partnered with faculty in every discipline, including anthropology, biology, literature, history and physics, and there is always a wonderful connection to be made!