Garth Newel Piano Quartet
The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is known for high-energy performances, virtuosity, and offering fresh insight into both standard and new repertoire. Their concerts are informal, conversational, and even interactive. As artists-in-residence at Garth Newel Music Center, one of the premiere and most active chamber music organizations in the United States, they perform over 50 concerts each year. They possess the rare ability to captivate an audience with the spirit and passion they bring to every concert.
The Quartet has performed throughout the United States and on five continents as a quartet and individually. Recent tours have included concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Corcoran Gallery, Strathmore Hall, Virginia Military Institute, The Lyceum in Alexandria, Williamsburg Chamber Music Society, Washington Conservatory of Music, the University of Memphis, and the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop. They are on the Tour Directory for the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
The Garth Newel Piano Quartet maintains a strong dedication to education and the next generation of chamber musicians. They serve as faculty for the Garth Newel Summer Fellowship Program for college-age musicians and work regularly with local public schools. They also coach adult and student ensembles and host the Garth Newel Amateur Chamber Music Workshop each March.
The quartet has recorded two CDs featuring masterworks of the piano quartet repertoire: Mozart’s Quartet in G minor, KV 478 and the Brahms Quartet in G minor, Opus 25, Dvorak’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 87 and the lesser-known Czech work, Bohuslav Martinu’s Quartet No. 1.