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Duke University: Ciompi Quartet: Homages

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( Tue., Aug. 8, 2023 )

Performed by violinist Eric Pritchard with guest artists Anton Miller (violin), Heather Bentley (viola), Elizabeth Anderson (cello) and Brandt Fredriksen (piano)

Kirby Horton Hall, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27705


The program includes two premiere performances of recently composed piano quintets inspired by visionary creatives and finishes with Handel's well-known Passacaglia and Pärt's beloved Spiegel im Spiegel.

Heather Bentley:For Nellie, inspired by Ellen Shipman, the visionary landscape architect of the Duke Gardens; Bill Robinson: Cubic Deviations, inspired by Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Handel; Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia, transcribed by Halversen; Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel.


Since its founding in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi, the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke, where they teach instrumental lessons, coordinate and coach chamber music, and perform across campus in concert halls, libraries, dormitories and classrooms. In a career that spans five continents and includes many hundreds of concerts, the Ciompi Quartet has developed a reputation for performances of real intelligence and musical sophistication, with a warm, unified sound that allows each player’s individual voice to emerge. 



More information

105 Mary Duke Biddle Music Building Campus Box 90665 Durham, NC 27708 Tel: 919.660.3300 Fax: 919.660.3301


Summer Chamber Music Series


  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM