The Tesla Quartet masterfully maneuvered through tonally challenging pieces that were nonetheless enjoyable and riveting.
I am still consistently surprised at the rich layers of musical complexity that the simple parameters of a string quartet can accomplish, and this month's Chamber Music concert was particularly enjoyable. The Tesla Quartet started in 2008 at The Juilliard School. From 2009-2012, the lineup as is (with Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie on violin, Megan Mason on the viola and Kimberly Patterson on cello) held a fellowship as the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Here, they studied with the Takács quartet, which was the first chamber music concert of this season. They have since traveled extensively around the U.S. as well as internationally, with a multitude of awards to take home.