Portsmouth Athenaeum Chamber Music presents:
The Balourdet Quartet, composed of violinists Angela Bae and Justin DeFilippis, violist Benjamin Zannoni, and cellist Russell Houston, is based in Boston, Massachusetts and is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program.
The quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as prizes in international competitions including the Banff, Paolo Borciani, and Carl Nielsen competitions. They were also awarded the Gold Medal at the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. The Balourdet Quartet was formed in 2018 at Rice University in Houston, Texas under the tutelage of James Dunham, Norman Fischer, and Cho-Liang Lin. It currently works primarily with Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory, as well as Miriam Fried and members of the Cleveland and Borromeo Quartets. The quartet takes its name from Antoine Balourdet, chef extraordinaire at the Hotel St. Bernard and beloved member of the Taos School of Music community.
Angela Bae : violin
Justin DeFilippis: violin
Benjamin Zannoni: viola
Russell Houston: cello
Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade
Karim Al-Zand Strange Machines (2022)
Mendelssohn Op. 44 No. 2
Beethoven Op. 59 No. 1
General Admission Tickets: $30 | Students: $10
*fees not included