Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics with Allan Ware, clarinet
In this free noontime event, the Ciompi Quartet will perform Marie Jaëll's String Quartet in G Minor and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. Allan Ware was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and studied at Davidson College, the University of North Carolina, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. He has performed hundreds of recitals and solo appearances on the stages of leading European chamber music series, and is the winner of numerous prizes in international music competitions, for example the "Grand Prix" at the 4th International Chamber Music Competition in Paris. The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. In a career that includes many hundreds of concerts and spans five continents, the Ciompi Quartet has developed a reputation for performances of real intelligence and musical sophistication, and for a warm, unified sound that is enhanced by each player's strong individual voice.