The public at large is rarely invited to a masterclass, and that’s a shame. Concerts in such small quarters, with a brief demonstration or talk, provide a rich experience for students, and would give any audience more reason to come see a show.
Sunday night in San Marcos, the Artisan String Quartet put on a powerful performance of Mozart and Tchaikovsky on the campus of Texas State University. It wasn’t a masterclass so much as a chance to see top-tier musicians in an intimate recital hall.
They played Mozart and Tchaikovsky, demanding and beautiful pieces of the chamber repertoire, with the technical precision and artistic flourish you would expect from some of Central Texas’...
Austin American Statesman, 360 Blogs, Austin Arts: Seeing Things
September 15, 2010
Save space in your schedule for Sunday, May 23, at 4:00 p.m., for an extraordinary concert appearance by The Artisan Quartet. The First Baptist Church in Wimberley, located at 15951 Winters Mill Parkway, is the host site for this special event. Ticket prices are $12 for General Admission, $8 for Adult Seniors, and $5 for students.
It is no secret that Wimberley is home to many musicians, most first-class in their chosen milieus. Paula E. Bird is a local musician who is accomplished far beyond the average scale. Bird joined The Artisan Quartet as a violinist beginning in 2009. She is the sole female in The Artisan Quartet. The other world class members are Richard Kilmer, violin, Bruce...
Oda Lisa, special to the View
May 12, 2010