Internationally renowned quartet to perform at Gardner Hall

By Sarah Anderson

In its 23rd year, the Shanghai String Quartet will perform tomorrow at Gardner Hall. The program consists of Beethoven quartets spanning the composer’s career.

This award-winning ensemble has an impressive working rsum, acting currently as the quartet-in-residence at Montclair State University. Its members are also guest professors at the Shanghai Conservatory. The quartet previously taught at the University of Richmond, the Juilliard School, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Ravinia Music Festival.

Having released a total of 19 recordings since its formation at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the quartet aims to meld Eastern and Western repertoire and has performed with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, David Soyer, Eugenia Zukerman, Sharon Isbin, Ruth Laredo and Arnold Steinhardt. Among the ensemble’s film credits is its appearance in Woody Allen’s “Melinda and Melinda.”

Valerie Jar