Galitzin Quartet: NEC Honors Ensemble

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Each year, an audition committee of professional musicians and faculty selects a few exceptional student ensembles to represent the NEC Honors Ensemble Program. The ensembles work with a faculty coach and are given an opportunity to perform a spring recital in NEC's Jordan Hall.

Hailing from South Korea and both coasts of the United States, the members of the Galitzin Quartet study with Kim Kashkashian, Laurence Lesser, Donald Weilerstein, and Nicholas Kitchen. They draw their name from Prince Nikolai Borisovich Galitzin, who commissioned three late string quartets from Ludwig van Beethoven.

The members of the Galitzin Quartet bring together a diversity of musical perspectives and are committed to unifying these perspectives into a singular and unique interpretation. They have been guided through this process by their brilliant coach, Merry Peckham. Other significant mentors include Nicholas Kitchen, Yeesun Kim, and Nicholas Cords.

The members of the quartet have attended many festivals across the globe, including the Aspen Musical Festival, Busan International Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Palermo Classical Festival, and Perlman Music Program.

This concert will be in-person and livestreamed.

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  • Jaewon Wee, violin
  • Eunha Kim, violin
  • Samuel M. Zacharia, viola
  • Macintyre Taback, cello
  • Merry Peckham, ensemble coach
  1. Felix Mendelssohn (arr. Macintyre Taback) | Frage, op. 9 no. 1

  2. Felix Mendelssohn | Quartet in A Minor, op. 13

    Adagio – Allegro vivace
    Adagio non lento

  3. Kristian Josifoski ’22 MM | eye in eye

  4. Ludwig van Beethoven | Quartet in A Minor, op. 132

    Assai sostenuto – Allegro
    Allegro ma non tanto
    Molto adagio – Andante
    Alla marcia, assai vivace
    Allegro appassionato