The Hunt Quartet is the graduate string quartet for the Mead Witter School of Music. As project assistants within the School of Music, the Quartet performs concerts at the School of Music, University events, as well as community outreach. Members work closely with faculty, including the Pro Arte Quartet, and with cellist and Professor Uri Vardi as their principal coach. Other artists who have worked with the Quartet include violist Nobuko Imai, violist Lila Brown, and members of the Takacs String Quartet.
The Quartet is also the integral part of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s “Up Close and Musical” program, visiting area schools to teach students about fundamentals of music and the string quartet.
The Hunt Quartet is generously sponsored by Dr. Kato Perlman and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
This fall, the Hunt Quartet planned visits to Lindbergh Elementary, Stoner Prairie Elementary, Blessed Sacrament School, Sauk Trail Elementary, Thoreau Elementary, and Shorewood Hills Elementary.
This year’s members are Kyle Price, cello; Vinicius “Vinny” Sant’Ana, violin; Blakeley Menghini, viola; and Chang-En Lu, violin.
Haydn String Quartet in G major Op.77 Nr.1
Beethoven String Quartet Op.95 “Serioso”
Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 Op.92
Below: the Hunt Quartet performs La oración del torero, Op.34 of Joaquín Turina (1924).