Latest reviews on Dalí Quartet's website
Philadelphia Inquirer [PDF] "Latin American program alternately glimmered and blazed".... "[A] beautifully prepared program."
Classical Voice NC [PDF] "a beautifully judged performance"
San Francisco Classical Voice [PDF] "dance-band persona"
Peninsula Reviews "glowing warmth...expressive vocal style"
La Semana [PDF] "A new concept in classical music"
Park City Daily "passionate, moving... a wonderful evening"
Killeen Daily Herald "a near-instant rapport with the audience"
The Morning Call "a talented young chamber music ensemble"
Chestnut Hill Local "played with passion and precision"
Lincoln Journal Star "stunningly played"
Corpus Christi Island
Chamber Music Magazine "Hello Dalí"
Symphony Magazine "the only high-school string program within the 10,000 student district"
El Popular (Toronto) Canadian Debut/Debuta en Canada "Mooredale Concerts presentará una de las más frescas voces en música clásica y la música latinoamericana"
With an artist's grace and a Caribbean soul, the Dalí Quartet is today's freshest voice in Classical and Latin American music. This exciting young ensemble, anchored in both El Sistema and classical conservatory traditions, combines the best of both worlds.
Programming an enticing mix of classical/romantic string quartet repertoire with Latin American chamber music - including popular danzons and more, the Dalí Quartet creates an extraordinary concert experience which promises to take listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. In the spirit of famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Dalí Quartet embraces imagination and excellence as central to its art form.
The Dalí Quartet has performed with emphasis on the Latin-Classical connection for television, festivals and presenting organizations in the United States and abroad. Recent and upcoming engagements include appearances on distinguished series in New York, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Temple, Corpus Christi, Lincoln, Brownsville, Wilmington, NC and beyond. The Dalí Quartet has appeared at the Wildflower Music Festival, the Meadowlark Music Festival, the Venezuelan Sounds Festival in New York, and at a wide range of other venues from Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, to the Americas Society in New York, Michigan State and Penn State to the University of Texas.
The quartet is comprised of award-winning solo and chamber artists who have appeared at Carnegie Hall, toured widely in Europe and Asia, collaborated with some of the finest composers of our time, and recorded for Dorian, Centaur and Naxos.
The group's adventurous and entertaining programming on tour includes new works for quartet with percussionist Orlando Cotto, and quintets both Latin and classical with Ricardo Morales, principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Dalí Quartet serves as Artists in Residence at the Community Conservatory of Music in Doylestown, PA and as Quartet in Residence of the Elite Strings Program where it hosts the Dalí String Quartet Summer Music Camp and Festival. The Dalí is also a Resident Ensemble of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia, dedicated to normalizing minority participation in classical music. A part of the Dalí Quartet's mission includes the presentation of many educational concert activities each year - its popular events for students in grades K-12 are complemented by interactive concerts for the entire family.
Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are products of Venezuela's social and music education movement El Sistema and have studied at esteemed institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University Bloomington and the SimÃ³n Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela.
The Dalí Quartet is a roster ensemble of Pennsylvania Performing Artists on Tour (PennPAT). PennPat offers support for tour engagements to presenters in DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To learn more visit www.PennPAT.org