THE MANHATTAN STRING QUARTET
Curtis Macomber | Anna Lim| Danielle Farina| Chris Finckel
Hailed by the Boston Globe as “a national treasure,” the MANHATTAN STRING QUARTET is embarking on its 47th season as it welcomes two new members to the Quartet: in September 2019, violinist Anna Lim and violist Danielle Farina will be replacing Cal Wiersma and John Dexter, respectively. Dear friends and seasoned colleagues, Anna and Danielle will bring to the group their fresh perspective and vast depth of experience both as string quartet players and coaches.
Both are well-known to chamber music audiences nationwide, and we are excited to incorporate their energy and expertise into all our concerts and programs.
Resident theorist, violinist and coach
David Clampitt is a music theorist and violinist who taught at Yale University for 11 years before joining the faculty at Ohio State University, where he Professor and Area Head for Music Theory. The author of many articles and book chapters, he is a recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award from the national Society of Music Theory. A founding member of the Algonquin String Quartet during his years as a violinist in New York City, he has been a regular member and occasional soloist with Orchestra of New England in New Haven, and has appeared as a recitalist at Yale. He has coached and lectured at KentMusic since 1990 and has also given his popular lecture/demonstrations with the Manhattan Quartet
We are thrilled to welcome Amila Ramovic to our team! Amila is a musicologist and curator from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a PhD in musicology, she is an assistant professor at the Sarajevo University's Academy of Music and Academy of Performing Arts. She started her career as part of the team of the Ars Aevi Project - Museum of Contemporary Art in Sarajevo in 2000, and was the Executive Director of the Ars Aevi Foundation from 2005 to 2018. In 2012 she became the Executive Director of the Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival, produced in collaboration between the Manhattan String Quartet and the Sarajevo Academy of Music. In 2018 she was elected President of the Musicological Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina.