The Ciompi Quartet with Patrick Yim, viola


Location: LaBar Recital Hall (View on map )


Duke University's Ciompi Quartet performs a richly varied program of masterpieces for strings. American Shelley Washington’s work draws from her childhood in Missouri and Kansas and synthesizes elements of jazz, rock, and American folk music. Hungarian Bela Bartok’s iconic String Quartet No. 4, a masterclass in composition, explores Hungarian folk music and language, arch form, “night music,” and numerous systems of harmonic organization. To conclude, faculty violinist Patrick Yim joins the Ciompi for Brahms' triumphant Op. 111. The performers gratefully acknowledge the generous support for this performance by The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters.

Ciompi Quartet
Eric Pritchard, violin
Hsiao-Mei Ku, violin
Jonathan Bagg, viola
Caroline Stinson, cello


Patrick Yim, viola