CU Chamber Ensembles to Participate in Fischoff Competition

April 17, 2012

Three chamber ensembles, all of differing instrumentation, have been accepted to compete with top musicians from across the country in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Based on audition materials and applications, the Zenobia Quintet, the Flatirons Brass Quintet and the Tesla Quartet have all been accepted into this illustrious competition.

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Takács Quartet Inducted into Gramophone Hall of Fame

April 12, 2012

Gramophone, the world’s authority on classical music, in preparation for its 90th birthday celebration, has selected 50 names to be the first inductees into The Gramophone Hall of Fame. Among these 50 names are only two ensembles, one of them being CU Boulder’s very own Takács Quartet.

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Alumni Anasazi String Quartet win MTNA Chamber Music Competition

March 29, 2012

The Anasazi String Quartet (ASQ) won 1st Prize in the 2012 MTNA National Chamber Music Competition. The quartet, praised by audiences for their passionate and engaging performances, has been playing together since the fall of 2009. Founded at the University of Colorado at Boulder, ASQ pursued studies with the school’s string faculty: Lina Bahn, Judith Glyde, Erika Eckert, and the Takács Quartet.

2011 Ekstrand Competition Results

Nov. 4, 2011

Congratulations to all Fall 2011 prize winners!

Beth Rosbach (MM '04, cello) founds Sphere Ensemble

Oct. 12, 2011

In April 2011, CU College of Music alumna Beth Rosbach (MM Cello Performance 2004) started a new Colorado based conductorless string chamber orchestra called Sphere Ensemble. The inspiration for the group came from a self-conducted performance by the string sections of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

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CU Invitational Orchestra Festival

April 18, 2011

n April 8, 2011, the College of Music hosted the first CU Invitational Orchestra Festival. The festival involved the participation of three orchestras from Boulder High School, and orchestras from Legacy High School, Lakewood High School and Cherry Creek High School.

Congratulations Ekstrand Competition Winners!

Feb. 10, 2011

2011 BRUCE EKSTRAND MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

Review: Takács Quartet

Jan. 28, 2011

After devoting their London appearances last season to Beethoven, the Takács Quartet’s three Southbank recitals in the current term range much more widely. Their second emulated the basic outline of the first, two months ago: a quartet from Haydn’s Op 71 set was followed by major 20th- and 19th-century works, in this case by Bartók and Smetana.

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Paul Erhard, double bass

Jan. 28, 2011

Paul Erhard, double bass performing Bottesini’s Tarantella during a recital at BASS 2010 in Berlin.

CU Students win MTNA Competition

Nov. 3, 2010

Congratulations to the following CU student performers and their teachers for winning the following awards at the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) state competition. The competition is open to anyone in the State of Colorado and winners will advance to the Division Competition in January in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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