FACULTY AND STRING QUARTET IN RESIDENCE
"... beautifully prepared program ... the Latin American program alternately glimmered and blazed."-The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Dalí Quartet brings its signature mix of Latin American, Classical, and Romantic repertoire to stages and audiences of all kinds. The quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim for their Classical Roots, Latin Soul. Its tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada, Central and South America. The Dalí Quartet’s engaging style reaches across the footlights for an experience which “glimmers and blazes.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
In addition to works of the masters from Haydn to Brahms and Paquito D’Rivera to Piazzolla, the group's adventurous programming includes new works for quartet, as well as quintets both Latin and Classical with the renowned clarinetist Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Dalí Quartet also enjoys an ongoing collaboration with acclaimed pianist Olga Kern, gold-medal winner of the Van Cliburn Competition, with whom they have toured from coast to coast.
A 2019 recipient of the Atlanta Symphony's esteemed Aspire Award for accomplished African American and Latino Musicians, the Dalí Quartet is devoted to reaching diverse communities with their bilingual programming. In addition, the quartet’s International Music Festival is an admired chamber music and orchestral program founded in 2004 which develops the performance skills of young musicians up through semi-professional level. The Dalí has also served as a guest resident ensemble at Lehigh University.
Founded in 2004, the Philadelphia based quartet serves as the Quartet in Residence at West Chester University of Pennsylvania Wells School of Music and is an Iris Orchestra Resident Ensemble in Germantown, TN.
Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the US. The quartet takes its name from the famed surrealist Spanish artist, Salvador Dalí, whose work was rooted in excellence and imagination.
The quartet serves as faculty at West Chester University Wells School of Music as the Quartet in Residence, and is an Iris Orchestra Resident Ensemble.
The Dalí Quartet proudly uses Pirastro Strings and WMutes.