Jan. 27, 2005
The Euclid Quartet,
Morningside College’s resident string quartet, was recently
selected from a group of 160 ensembles to participate in the
Fifth Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
to be held May 18-25, in Osaka, Japan.
quartet will perform in concert on Tuesday,
Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 608 Nebraska
Street, Sioux City. They will perform works by
Debussy, Berg, and Beethoven. The concert is open to the public.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can
be purchased at the door.
of the quartet include Jameson Cooper, violin; Jacob
Murphy, violin; Luis Vargas, viola; and Amy
The chamber music
competition is a two-week long event held every three years
for chamber musicians from around the world. Participants
are required to perform a total of seven complete works of
music from a specified repertoire in three separate rounds
of competition. Winners of the competition will perform in
a concert held at Izumi Hall in Osaka on May 25. First-place
winners will be invited to perform in a series of Grand Prix
concerts through several cities in Japan from November 2005
to November 2007.
The Osaka competition
is held concurrently with the Osaka International Chamber
Music Festa, a festival of chamber music in the Western classical
style and various ethnic traditions. The competition and festival
are sponsored by the Japan Chamber Music Foundation.
The Euclid Quartet
has been part of the Morningside College music faculty since
2001 while continuing to perform locally, nationally, and
internationally both as a quartet and as solo musicians. They
also serve as faculty for the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music,
which offers private lessons, monthly workshops, and performance
opportunities for musicians from beginner to adult.
For more information
about the concert or the Euclid Quartet’s educational
activities contact the Morningside College music department
at (712) 274-5210, or the Euclid Quartet at (712) 274-5389,