Saturday, February 11, 2017

Amadeus String Quartet | 2nd Prize | ENKOR Int'l Chamber Music Competition 2016/17


Amadeus String Quartet 
Joseph Comella, violin
Minori Hayakawa, violin
Yosen Wang, viola
Chris Fedor, cello
Score: 86.51

The Amadeus Quartet is a string ensemble of four, 16-year old musicians from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its members are Joseph Comella (violin; PA Leadership Charter School), Minori Hayakawa (violin; Upper St. Clair High School), Yosen Wang (viola; North Allegheny High School), and Chris Fedor (cello; North Allegheny High School). Each of the musicians is a member/alumnus of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. Coached by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violinist Dennis O'Boyle, this quartet was organized in September 2015 under the Youth Chamber Connection program managed by Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras.

Dedicated to promoting chamber music within the community, the ensemble has performed live on local radios, provided pre-concert recitals in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, and entertained at local museums. Other venues include the Pittsburgh Speakers Series and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra fundraising. Recently, Amadeus took second place at the American Prize in Chamber Music Performance 2016, high-school division.

1) String Quartet B-flat Major, No. 49, Op. 76, No. 4, I. Allegro con spirito, Joseph Haydn 6:39

2) The American Quartet E-flat Major, Op. 96, I. Allegro ma non troppo, Antonín Dvořák 6:58