The Bayberry String Quartet
Ann Arbor Debut
Saturday, January 21st, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
The Bayberry String Quartet, formed in Ann Arbor at the chamber music festival PhoenixPhest, now concertizes nationally and is comprised of prize-winning string musicians from three different states (including Michigan). Join them for their much-anticipated Ann Arbor Debut in Kerrytown Concert House’s Classical Salon Series for an evening of intimate chamber music works by Mozart, Prokofiev, and Mendelssohn.
About Bayberry String Quartet
The Bayberry String Quartet combines performing and education to encourage people from all walks of life to enjoy and play music together. The name of the group comes from a neighborhood in New York, where first violinist Nurit Pacht lives, that exemplifies the spirit of teamwork and cooperation. BSQ embodies this spirit, believing that playing together, rather than alone, is the greatest source of inspiration. Through their individual and collaborative work, the four musicians have impacted the lives of thousands of musicians.
The members live in 3 different states and rely on rehearsing virtually with a Digital Audio Workstation. They codified their virtual chamber music approach in a program called PhoenixPhest Virtual, and have worked with student, professional, and amateur groups across North America.
KCH’s Classical Salon presentations are generously supported in part by Genre Underwriters, Maurice & Linda Binkow.
COVID-19 Policy for Indoor Concerts at Kerrytown Concert House
- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Violinist Nurit Pacht was a top prize winner in international competitions including the Irving Klein International Music Competition in California and the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Switzerland. As a soloist she was featured in major world events such as the European conference for the inauguration of the Euro in Brussels and under the auspices of the European Commission and United Nations she toured the former Yugoslavia, during the cease-fire in 1996. In 2015, she performed for Pope Francis on his visit to New York and gave a State Department funded recital tour of Ukraine. She has collaborated with stage director Robert Wilson, choreographers such as Bill T. Jones and has worked closely with many of today’s celebrated composers. She has toured as soloist with orchestras around the world including the Houston Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. The Israeli Composer Noam Sheriff dedicated the violin concerto “Dibrot” to her and she performed it in several prestigious venues of Israel. As a baroque violinist, she has a master’s degree from Juilliard’s Historical Performance program. Ms. Pacht has recorded for Nimbus Records and Toccata Classics.