Jewish Community Alliance
8505 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lior Spring 730-2100 ext. 318
Iman Byfield 730-2100 ext. 223
Date:December 30, 2015
2016 JCA Young Concert Artists Series Begins with the Hermes Quartet
The JCA begins its annual Young Concert Artists Series with a recital by the Hermes Quartet on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the community, thanks to the generosity of the Berman Family. For more information, contact the JCA registrar at 730-2100 ext. 228 or visit jcajax.org.
“[The Hermes Quartet] will likely take their place among the top quartets of our time.” (Washington Post)
“The [quartet] brought rhythmic crispness and finesse…. their well-blended sound favored dark, mellow colorings and rich textures, for an unusual, and winning, combination of decisiveness and depth.” (The New York Times)
The Paris-based Hermes Quartet consists of violinists Omer Bouchez and Elise Liu, violist Yung-Hsin Change and cellist Anthony Kondo. The members met in France at the Lyon Conservatory in 2008 while studying under Zoltan Toth and Reiko Kitahama. Winners of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the quartet made their U.S. debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall to rave reviews. They have also performed in prestigious venues across Europe and the United States.
The JCA Young Concert Artists Series continues with cellist Sang-Eun Lee on February 14 and pianist George Li on March 20.
Young Concert Artists, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of exceptional, but unknown, young artists from around the world. The JCA Young Concert Artists Series is part of the JCA’s dedication to bringing quality cultural arts programming to Jacksonivlle.