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Introductions

Kartoshka Quartet

Kartoshka

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature Kartoshka Quartet of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC) in Highwood, Illinois.

The members of the quartet include 16-year-old violinist Rachel Hsu, 17-year-old violinist Eleanor Goes, 18-year-old violist Sofiya Kyrylyuk, and 18-year-old cellist Julia Ilhardt. They are coached by Desirée Ruhstrat.

Kartoshka Quartet was formed at (MYAC) in 2016 and has performed at numerous community events, including Ravinia’s REACH*TEACH*PLAY program for young audiences. The quartet was also competed in the Saint Paul Chamber Festival and the Fischoff National Chamber Musical Competition.

Program: 

String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, Bedřich Smetana

I. Allegro vivo appassianato

 

String Quartet in D, Op. 20, No. 4, Joseph Haydn

IV. Presto Scherzando

 

Crisantemi, Giacomo Puccini

 

String Quartet No. 2 “Demons and Angels, Stacy Garrop

III. Inner Demons

  • Jim Lysaght

    Terrific! First time listener, found the show randomly, and was blown away by it all. Great host and the guests were not only amazing artists but their wonderful personalities shined through the radio. I have two young daughters starting orchestra (like one of Kartosha Quartet in Glen Ellyn) and can’t wait to “introduce” them to this show. The young ladies of Kartosha are sure to inspire my girls, too. Thank you, literally, for the Introductions!

    • Michael San Gabino

      Thank you for your kind comment, Jim! I hope you join us for future Introductions broadcasts on Saturday mornings!

      All best,
      Michael San Gabino
      Host & Producer, Introductions

  • Harold Sjursen

    Thanks to the artists of the Kartoshka Quartet for the wonderful, diverse and beautiful program played today (September 2) on WFMT. You played with understanding, genuine feeling, and superlative technique. I look forward to hearing more from you.

    • Michael San Gabino

      Thank you for your comment, Harold! So glad you enjoyed the program. I hope you join us for more Introductions broadcasts on Saturday mornings!

      All best,
      Michael San Gabino
      Host & Producer, Introductions

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