Olga Kern & Dali Quartet
Ari Isaacman-Beck, First Violin
"... beautifully prepared program ... the Latin American program alternately glimmered and blazed."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
"...the Dalí created lush waves of sound ... this performance delivered with excellence of expression and ensemble."
-Roger Emanuels, Peninsula Reviews – California
"Stunningly played... - " Lincoln Journal Star
The Dalí Quartet brings its signature mix of Latin American, Classical and Romantic repertoire to stages and audiences of all kinds. The quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim for their Classical Roots, Latin Soul. Its tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada, and South America. Recent engagements include concerts in New York and Philadelphia, on to Portland, Puerto Rico, San Jose, and from Tulsa to Toronto and beyond. The Dalí Quartet’s engaging style reaches across the footlights for an experience which “leaves the audience almost dancing in the aisles." (Peninsula Reviews)
In addition to works of the masters from Haydn to Brahms and Amaya to Piazzolla, the group's adventurous and entertaining programming includes new works for quartet with percussionist Orlando Cotto, and quintets both Latin and Classical with the renowned clarinetist Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and with acclaimed pianist Vanessa Perez. The Dalí Quartet has an ongoing collaboration with the Van Cliburn Competition’s gold-medal-winning pianist Olga Kern, with whom they have toured from coast to coast in the last year. They have recently recorded the piano quintets of Shostakovich and Brahms with Ms. Kern in live performances at the Virginia Arts Festival.