String Chamber Ensembles 2018-10-27T21:17:15+00:00

 String Chamber Ensembles

The Philharmonic Association String Quartet, with William Kalland narrator, performs an excerpt for the State of the Arts event at the NC Art Museum Auditorium on 1/16/18.

Philharmonic Association String Quartet

The Philharmonic Association String Quartet performs repertoire for two violins, viola, and cello. This ensemble has a long tradition of musical service and has performed in competitions, at festivals, retirement communities, museums, and at numerous community events. Currently coached by Karen Galvin, this ensemble continues to attain high levels of musicianship.

2-18-19 PA String Quartet
Photo of string quartet coach, Karen Galvin

A native of Pittsburgh, Karen Strittmatter Galvin, began her musical training at the age of five. She received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied with Carolyn Huebl and Cyrus Forough. After graduating, she moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue her master’s degree with Elisabeth Adkins at the University of Maryland.

Galvin is an avid chamber musician. She is a founding member of the Inscape Chamber Music Project of Washington DC and performed with the Laurel String Quartet, which was formed under the guidance of the Guarneri Quartet. Along with two of her sisters, she has been performing as a member of the Strittmatter Trio since 1988.

Since moving to North Carolina, to take the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the North Carolina Symphony, Galvin has actively embraced the Raleigh arts community. She is the curator of New Music Raleigh, a cutting-edge ensemble dedicated to performing the works of living composers. In addition, she has served on the board of the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild (now Chamber Music Raleigh), maintains an active teaching studio, and can even be found playing locally and recording with rock bands such as Broken Social Scene, The Rosebuds, and Lost in the Trees. Galvin performs during the summer with the Colorado Music Festival at Chataqua, in Boulder.

United Strings of Color String Quartet

The United Strings of Color Quartet are passionate about community outreach and performing works by under-represented composers. They will be ready to present a program featuring works by female and composers of color this coming spring.

United Strings of Color Quartet

History of String Chamber Groups

Philharmonic Association String Quartet 2018-19 Ethan Ng and Avery Seiger, violins, Esther Zhu, viola; Stephen Chang, cello Karen Galvin, coach
United Strings of Color Quartet 2018-19 Kennedy Mitchell and Felicia Adizue, violins, Jolie Duquene, viola; Lexy Etienne, cello Margaret Partridge, coach
Philharmonic Association String Quartet 2017-18 Samuel Zhu and Shania Khoo, violins, Esther Zhu, viola; Stephen Chang, cello Karen Galvin, coach
Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Quartet 2017-18 Krista Wiese and Sarah Chang, violins; Allie Chandler, viola; Mary Kolbas, cello Maria and David Meyer, coaches
Philharmonic Association String Quartet 2016-17 Samuel Zhu and Shania Khoo, violins, Esther Zhu, viola; Jaeyoung Jung, cello Karen Galvin, coach
Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Trio 2016-17 Rohan Krishnan, violin; Swaycha Goli, viola; Stephen Chang, cello Libby Phelps, coach
Triangle Youth Symphony String Quartet 2016-17 Krista Wiese and Sarah Chang, violins; Karl Peterson, viola; Mary Kolbas, cello Maria and David Meyer, coaches
Philharmonic Association String Quartet 2015-2016 Ben Mygatt and Samuel Zhu, violins; Hannah Payunk, viola; Jaeyoung Jung, cello Karen Galvin, coach
Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Quartet 2015-2016 Theresa Webber and Esther Zhu, violins; Katie Hicks, viola; Frank Donini, cello Maria and David Meyer, coaches
Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Trio 2015-2016 Rohan Krishnan, violin; Sejin Park, viola; Stephen Chang, cello Nathanial Yaffe, Coach
Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Quartet 2014-2015 John Pashby and Andrew Brewster, violins; Mary Eyre, viola; William Pashby, cello Elizabeth Beilman, Coach
Philharmonic Association String Quartet 2014-2015 Ben Mygatt and Samuel Zhu, violins; Hannah Payunk, viola; Jaeyoung Jung, cello Amy Mason, Coach
Philharmonic Association String Quartet 2013-2014 Aria Cheregosha and Ben Mygatt, violins; Dominick Douglas, viola; Albert Feng, cello Amy Mason, Coach
Triangle Youth Philharmonic String Quartet 2013-2014 John Pashby and Andrew Brewster, violins; Michelle Orro, viola; William Pashby, cello Elizabeth Beilman, Coach
Music Advocates String Quartet 2012-2013 Maitreyi Muralidharan and Iris Sun, violins; Gen Palmer, viola and Myriah Luke, cello Marta Partridge and Jake Wenger, Coaches
String Quartet 2009-2010 Maitreyi Muralidharan and Christine Nam, violins; Gen Palmer, viola and Amika Singh, cello Margaret Hryniuk, Coach
String Quartet 2007-2008 Carter and Wyatt Coleman, violins; Simon Ghofrani, viola; Grace Hartman, cello Dovid Friedlander, Coach
String Quartet 2006-2007 Lucas Wollenzien and Anna Maria Collins, violins; Valerie Romano, viola and Drew Comstock, cello Hugh Partridge, Coach
String Quartet 2006 – 2007 Anne Slaughter and L.E. Alexander, violins; Hannah Rich, viola and Betty Anderson, cello Bonnie Thron and Anton Jivaev, Coaches