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Pacifica Quartet

Band, *1994 US, California
Classical

The Pacifica Quartet is a professional string quartet based in Bloomington, Indiana. Its members are: Simin Ganatra, first violin; Sibbi Bernhardsson, second violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; and Brandon Vamos, cello. Formed in 1994, the group has won prizes in competitions such as the 1996 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, the 1997 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. It also received Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award in 2002, the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006, and was named "Ensemble of the Year" by Musical America in 2009.

        
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Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581: II. Larghetto on Mozart & Brahms Clarinet Quintets by Anthony Mcgill
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92: II. Adagio on The Soviet Experience Volume 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich & Pacifica Quartet
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22: II. Schnelle Achtel: Sehr energisch on Crawford / Hindemith / Janacek: String Quartets by Pacifica Quartet
String Quartet, "1931": III. Andante on Crawford / Hindemith / Janacek: String Quartets by Pacifica Quartet
Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (Arr. E. Pujol for Guitar & String Quartet): III. Allegro on Souvenirs of Spain & Italy by Sharon Isbin & Pacifica Quartet
Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93 (Arr. E. Pujol for Guitar & String Quartet): II. Largo on Souvenirs of Spain & Italy by Sharon Isbin & Pacifica Quartet
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13, MWV R22: IV. Presto on Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets by Felix Mendelssohn
String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: V. Largo on The Soviet Experience Volume 1: String Quartets by Dimitri Shostakovich and His Comtemporaries by Pacifica Quartet
Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581: I. Allegro on Mozart & Brahms Clarinet Quintets by Anthony Mcgill
Guitar Quintet, Op. 143: I. Allegro, vivo e schietto on Souvenirs of Spain & Italy by Sharon Isbin & Pacifica Quartet

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Piano Quintet / String Quartet No. 1Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann – Pacifica Quartet, Menahem Pressler2017Album
Piano Quintet, String Quartet No. 2Leo Ornstein / Marc-André Hamelin, Pacifica Quartet2015Album
The Soviet Experience: The Complete String Quartets Of Dmitri Shostakovich Plus Quartets by Miaskovsky Prokofiev Weinberg & SchnittkePacifica Quartet - Dmitri Shostakovich, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Mieczysław Weinberg, Alfred Schnittke2014Album
String Quartets Nos. 2, 3 And 4Elliott Carter - Pacifica Quartet2009Album
String Quartets Nos. 1 And 5Elliott Carter, Pacifica Quartet2008Album
Declarations - Music Between The Wars - Quartets By Paul Hindemith, Leos Janacek And Ruth Crawford SeegerPacifica Quartet2006Album
The Complete String QuartetsFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ‎– Pacifica Quartet2005Album
Dvořák: String Quartet No. 13 In G Major Op. 106; String Quintet In E-Flat Major Op. 97Pacifica Quartet, Michael Tree2001Album
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