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The McIver String Quartet is the faculty quartet at UNC-Greensboro.
Fabián López is a native of Málaga, Spain. Upon graduation from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga at age 18, he received a scholarship from the Hispanic-American Joint Commitee/Fullbright Commission to continue his studies in the U.S. His principal teachers have been: Nicolae Duca, Jaroslav Copak, Laura Klugherz, Kevork Mardirossian, and Camilla Wicks.
Fabián is a full-of-life performer playing recitals, chamber music, and appearing as soloist with orchestras such as the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, Orquesta Ciudad de Córdoba, Chamber Orchestra of Andalucía, Orquesta Filarmónia de Málaga, Orquesta Ciudad de Almeria, “Manuel de Falla” Chamber Orchestra, etc. In the pedagogical terrain he is an active and dedicated teacher, maintaining a studio of talented and committed students. He has given courses and master classes for the Youth Orchestra of Andalucía (O.J.A.), Conservatorio Superior de Granada, Cartagena Conservatory, UNC Chapel Hill, Louisiana State University, Ball State University, Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, Hebert Springs Chamber Music Festival, International Violin Symposium in UNC Chapel Hill, the Chamber Strings Summer Music Workshop in Pennsylvania, and has been a jury member at the I International Violin Competition “Violines por la Paz”, Auditions for Violin Professors in Spanish National Conservatories, ASTA and MTNA. Fabián taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music “Manuel de Falla” of Cádiz, Spain (1999-2004) and was a member of the “Manuel de Falla” String Quartet (2000-2003). He started teaching at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. In North Carolina he has appeared as guest concertmaster with the Ashville and Greensboro Symphony Orchestras.
During his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Fabián had the opportunity of playing a concert with the Guarnerius del Gesu violin that belonged to J. Heifetz. He is the lucky owner of a violin made by Ioan Guillami, 1756, which is called “little strad” among good friends. He is a graduate of Baylor University (M.M.), studying with Bruce Berg, and the University of Michigan (D.M.A.), studying with Andrew Jennings. Fabián’s love for etudes and infinite curiosity of the trades from the great masters of the past and present leads him to be the author of a violin etude anthology “Master the Violin Etudes” made possible by a New Faculty Grant from UNCG. This is a comprehensive and on going five-volume collection with explanatory texts accompanying each etude and free access videos.
Marjorie Bagley, a native North Carolinian, began her performing career at the age of nine with the Asheville, Winston-Salem, and North Carolina symphonies. She made her Lincoln Center concerto debut in 1997 and studied with the internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman at the Manhattan School of Music. Bagley currently serves as associate professor of violin at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a member of the faculty at the International Music Academy in Pilsen, Czech Republic. She is active as a recitalist and chamber musician, and has performed concertos with numerous orchestras across the country.
Scott Rawls has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe. Chamber music endeavors include performances with the Diaz Trio, Kandinsky Trio and Ciompi Quartet as well as with members of the Cleveland, Audubon and Cassatt String Quartets. His most recent CD recording, released on the Centaur label, features the chamber music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and was released summer 2004. His recording of chamber works for viola and clarinet was released spring 2003 on the same label. The ensemble, Middle Voices, will record another disc for Centaur featuring the chamber music of American composer, Eddie Bass. Additional chamber music recordings can be heard on the CRI, Nonesuch, Capstone, and Philips labels.
Also a champion of new music, Rawls has toured extensively as a member of Steve Reich and Musicians since 1991. As the violist in this ensemble, he has performed the numerous premieres of The Cave and Three Tales, multimedia operas by Steve Reich and Beryl Korot, videographer. And under the auspices of presenting organizations such as the Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Holland Festival, Berlin Festival, Spoleto Festival USA and the Lincoln Center Festival, he has performed in major music centers around the world including London, Vienna, Rome, Milan, Tokyo, Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
He is a founding member of the Locrian Chamber Players, a New York City based group dedicated to performing new music. Dr. Rawls currently serves as Associate Professor of Viola and Chair of the Instrumental Division in the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Under the baton of maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky, he plays principal viola in the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. He is very active as guest clinician, adjudicator, and master class teacher at universities and festivals in America and Europe. During the summers, Rawls plays principal viola in the festival orchestra at Brevard Music Center where he also coordinates the viola program.
He holds a BM degree from Indiana University and a MM and DMA from State University of New York at Stony Brook. His major mentors include Abraham Skernick, Georges Janzer, and John Graham.
Alexander Ezerman, cello, comes from a family where the cello runs four generations deep, including two former associate principals of the Philadelphia Orchestra. A prize winner in national and international competition, he has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across North America, South America, and Europe. An active advocate and performer of new music, he has been involved in numerous premiers, and has performed all twelve of the “Sacher” pieces for solo cello in a single recital. He has recorded on the New World, Centaur and Innova Labels.
In the summer, he is on the faculty of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington Vermont. He has previously been on the faculties of the Brevard Music Center and the Killington Music Festival and Texas Tech University, where he was a founding member of the Botticelli String Quartet. Ezerman holds a BM degree from Oberlin College Conservatory and a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary mentors include Timothy Eddy, Norman Fischer, David Wells and his grandmother Elsa Hilger.