Olga Kern & Dali Quartet
"... 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
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.During the 2018-2019 season, selected concert dates are available for performances by the Dalí Quartet with the Van Cliburn Competition’s gold-medal winning pianist Olga Kern.
The Dalí Quartet is devoted to audience development and to reaching communities of all kinds. The group’s Latin Fiesta Workshops and Family Concerts in both traditional and innovative settings move listeners–literally! The Dalí Quartet is sought after for master classes and professional development workshops for students, (recently at the National Repertory Orchestra, Miami University, Michigan State, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Iowa) and has opened musical vistas for younger kids with its week-long Any Given Child programs (over three seasons for the Tulsa Public School System). In addition, the quartet’s International Music Festival is an admired chamber music and orchestral program founded in 2004 which develops the performance skills of young musicians up through semi-professional level. The Dalí is an IRIS Orchestra Resident Ensemble and the 2018-2019 Ulrich Quartet in Residence at Lehigh University.
Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the US,and have studied at esteemed institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Yale University, Indiana University Bloomington, and the Simón Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela. The quartet is based in Philadelphia, PA.
Following a season as Brandywine Artist-In-Residence, the quartet has joined the faculty at West Chester University's School of Music as the Quartet in Residence, a position commencing in 2018