Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Packard Hall of the Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO) [map]
Veronika Afanassieva, violin
Karine Garibova, violin
Ekaterina Dobrotvorskaia, viola
Clayton Vaughn, cello
View videos of this concert here.
The award-winning Veronika String Quartet (VSQ) established itself as an outstanding ensemble since its formation in Moscow in 1989. The group is known for its versatility and “extraordinary musicianship”. The unique sound of the VSQ has led to success in international competitions as well as in concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad.
The Quartet distinguished itself early in its career with top prizes in string quartet competitions in St. Petersburg and Moscow, leading to triumphs at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music at Yellow Springs Competition (OH). The VSQ has performed widely in the U.S., Australia, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, and currently resides in Southern Colorado. The VSQ has contributed immensely to the revitalization of classical music in the Southwest, performing in a vast array of venues to a dramatically increasing audience base. Recognized throughout the state of Colorado, the quartet has appeared frequently on NPR’s Colorado Spotlight Series and regularly receives grants from the Colorado Council on the Arts for launching its own popular and critically-acclaimed concert series in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Highlights of these exciting live performances can be found on YouTube. Known for its innovative programming, the VSQ is committed to performing a wide range of repertoire, from beloved classics to neglected masterpieces