Cape Cod String Quartet
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A classical concert featuring works by Mozart, Larsson, Haydn and Bach. The Cape Cod String Quartet is a world class chamber group providing exquisiteness to the musical life on Cape Cod.
Dan Flonta - Violin - A native of Romania, Dan Flonta won an honorable mention at the George Georgescu International Violin Competition in Tulcea, Romania as well as a place at the prestigious Bach Academy Festival in Stuttgart, Germany under the artistic direction of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In addition, Dan was appointed Concert Master and Principal second Violin at several orchestras in Romania, Italy, Spain, Germany and the United States. Dan is the founder and first violinist of the Cape Cod String Quartet and he regularly performs with the Falmouth Chamber Players and the Plymouth Philharmonic. His teaching experience is vast and it includes positions with the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Academy of Saint Joseph in Manhattan and the New York Conservatory of Music in Manhattan. Dan now lives on Cape Cod with his two sons, and is a very active member of the performing arts community on Cape Cod. Dan is the founder and director of Cape Cod Strings - a successful private violin studio in West Barnstable, and the director of Sturgis String Ensembles at the Sturgis Charter Public School. Dan earned his Master of Music in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from The Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America. Some of the venues include The Berliner Philharmoniker Concert Hall and Chamber Music Hall, The Herodes Atticus Theater in Athens, Greece, The Norwalk Concert Hall, Troy Music Hall and the EMPAC Center in Troy, New York. Dan performs solo and chamber music concerts throughout the year on his instrument of choice made by luthier Ray Melanson, who won a Gold Medal for tone at the 2012 Art of Sound International Competition. The violin is based on a Giuseppe Guarneri del Jesu violin made in 1742. Please visit danflonta.com for additional information.
Meghan O'Connor is a 2002 graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she received a BA degree with honors in music and mathematics. She was a recipient of the Filene Music Scholarship as well as the Senior Music Award. She has performed for Ruggiero Ricci, Triple Helix and the Portland String Quartet in master classes.While studying violin with Michael Emery, she performed in many concerts and toured Spain with Perform America.
Currently, she is a private violin instructor and freelances throughout Southern New England. She has performed with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops, Chorus of Westerly, RI Civic Chorale and the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra. Meghan is a member of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Musica Dolce, and is the Concertmaster of the Newport County Community Orchestra at Salve Regina University where she is an adjunct faculty member. Meghan performed in several Newport Music Festival concerts during the 2010, 2011and 2013 seasons.
Bo Ericsson - Cello Mr. Ericsson, a native of Skövde, Sweden, graduated from Gothenborg Conservatory of Music and the Swedish Radio School of Music in Stockholm where he studied with Erling Bengtsson. Further studies included Anthony Pini and William Pleeth in London and the Amadeus String Quartet in Cologne, Germany. Mr. Ericsson has performed with the Gothenburg Symphony, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Uppsala Chamber Soloists and served for six years as the principal cellist with the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic. A founding member of the Berwald String Quartet, he toured all over Europe with that group in performances that included the premiere works of many of the Continent’s top composers. Mr. Ericsson held the position as principal cellist with the Cape Symphony from 2000 – 2017, and is an active and much sought-after performer of chamber music, including his work with his wife, Liz, in the Schultze-Ericsson Cello Duo. Mr. Ericsson and Ms. Schultze live in East Orleans where he operates a workshop repairing violins and cellos.
Lilit Muradyan - Viola
Dr. Lilit Muradyan, originally from Armenia, began playing violin at the age of 8 at the Tchaikovsky Specialized Music School in Yerevan. Subsequently, she completed her Bachelor of Music at the Yerevan State Conservatory and moved to the US to continue her studies at Miami University of Ohio, with Mary E. M. Harris. She also holds a DMA from Boston University where she studied under the guidance of Michelle LaCourse. She has participated extensively in orchestral tours throughout Armenia, Canada, Germany, Luxemburg and Austria. She has performed in master classes with such accomplished musicians as Donald McInnes, Terence Helmer and Jeffrey Irvine. As a versatile orchestra and chamber musician Lilit has performed regularly with the Cape Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, Plymouth Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and many others. Her recent collaborations include Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Heather Headley, “Game of Thrones” and The Who. Lilit resides in Greater Boston with her husband, French horn player Neil Godwin and their son Vardan.
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