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Borromeo String Quartet

April 16, 2014

Colorado State is fortunate to have the Borromeo String Quartet (The Boston Globe calls them 'simply the best') for a return performance on Friday night, April 18.

From left to right: Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Yeesun Kim, cello; Mai Motobuchi, viola; and Kristopher Tong, violin. Image taken by Eli Akerstein.Friday, April 18
7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital hall
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington Street

The Virtuoso Series at Colorado State University continues this spring by welcoming back a favorite string quartet, Borromeo on Friday, April 18.


  • $7/CSU students
  • $1/youth (under 18)
  • $12 for the public

Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby, by phone at 970-491-ARTS (2787) or online.

Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees.

Sought after performers

Returning for its eighth residency year at Colorado State University, the Borromeo String Quartet – Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; and Yeesun Kim, cello – is one of the most sought after string quartets in the world. This concert features Bach’s St. Anne Fugue, Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4, and the Dvoák String Quartet No. 11 in C, op.61.

Join the quartet and the Department of Music, Theatre & Dance for a wine and cheese reception and a special announcement immediately following the performance in the Organ Recital Hall Lobby. The reception is free and open to all audience members.

Formed in 1989, the Borromeo String Quartet performs worldwide and has collaborated with many of the great composers and performers of our time. They have worked extensively with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Library of Congress and, in addition to being the quartet-in-residence at CSU, are the longtime ensemble-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

The Borromeo are much celebrated for pioneering the use of computer technology to enable each musician to perform from full scores and composer manuscripts, a revealing and transformative experience which has never before been possible.

More about Borromeo String Quartet

Considered “Simply the best there is” by the Boston Globe, the critically acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet is one of the most sought after string quartets in the world.

Audiences and critics alike champion their revealing explorations of Beethoven, Bartok, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, and Golijov, and their affinity for making even the most challenging contemporary repertoire approachable and enlightening has become a hallmark.

They perform at the world’s most illustrious concert halls and music festivals, and continue long-standing residencies at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum (“one of the defining experiences of civilization in Boston” Boston Globe), the Tenri Cultural Institute (“one of New York’s best kept secrets” N.Y. Sun), Dai-Ichi Semei Hall in Tokyo, and the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, where it has been the official Quartet-in-Residence for more than twenty years. Read more.

About the Pre-College Chamber Music Festival

Colorado State University is proud to host the 11th Annual Pre-College Chamber Music Festival, a two-day instructional intensive for the region’s best high school string quartets, culminating with a FREE concert on Saturday, April 20, 3 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts. Prizes will be awarded.

Borromeo masterclass

As a part of their residency, the Borromeo String Quartet will lead a masterclass for participating pre-college quartets on Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Organ Recital Hall. This event is free and open to public observation.

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Contact: Carrie Care
Phone: (970) 491-5891