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Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet

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The 135-year-old Berlin Philharmonic is consistently ranked as one of the best orchestras in the world. Since 1970 it has earned eight Grammy’s, two Classic BRIT Awards, six Gramo¬phone Awards (aka Oscars for classical music), and numerous additional international awards, mostly recorded by three of their renowned conductors: Herbert von Karajan who served 1954-1989; Claudio Abbado, 1989-200; and Sir Simon Rattle, 2002-present, as well as guest conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1993. Born from the orchestra and sharing the same esteemed status is the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet. Composed of violin and viola with cello and piano, it is one of the few existing ensembles of this instrumentation. This quartet, which has existed as a Berlin Philharmonic chamber music ensemble since 1985, is committed to representing the standard repertoire of classical, romantic and mod¬ern works. Three principal members of the philharmonic violinist Andrew Buschatz, violist Matthew Hunter, and cellist Knut Weber join talents with renowned concert pianist Markus Groh. Buschatz describes all four musicians as soloists as they “try to make the best music possible at the highest level.” For lovers of classical music, or those hoping to broaden their taste in music, or anyone at all, the opportunity presented by Celebrity Artist Series to hear a performance by musicians of this caliber and sophistication in Gross Auditorium, where the acoustics are perfect for this kind of sound, is unmatched.

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