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.
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