Sunday, February 17, 2019

Locke Quartet | 2nd Prize | Chamber Music | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Locke Quartet 
Roger Xia, Violin
Sean Mori, Violin
Sophia Valenti, Viola
Jacob Reed, Cello

The Locke Quartet is a San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), Pre-College Division ensemble that was formed in September 2016. In fall 2017, as two high school seniors of the Locke Quartet’s founding members, violinist Bryan Park and cellist Edward Oh graduated, the other two founding members Roger Xia, violin, and Sophia Valenti, viola, welcomed new members Mai Matsumoto, violin, and Jacob Reed, cello. In September 2018 after Mai Matsumoto’s graduation, violinist Sean Mori joined the group. The Locke Quartet receives weekly coaching from Aenea M. Keyes in the SFCM Pre-College Ensemble Program and has been featured in SFCM Pre-College Division's Recitals, Chamber Music Concerts, SFCM Showcases, and SFCM Holiday Concerts. The Locke Quartet is a uniquely motivated ensemble that annually performs a sixty-minute Spring Quartet Recital at the SFCM. They also performed at the SFCM Pre-College Division masterclasses coached by Andrew Luchansky, the Kronos Quartet’s "Fifty for the Future" new music masterclass coached by John Sherba.

String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, Andante con moto - Allegro vivace; Ludwig van BEETHOVEN; 8'17""

String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, ""Quartettsatz"" D. 703, Allegro assai; Franz SCHUBERT; 5'47""