In early October, Yellow Barn will welcome the prize-winning young Parker Quartet to Vermont. During their weeklong stay, the group will engage in intensive study of a few specific works, under the tutelage of famed musician-educators including violinist Donald Weilerstein and violist Roger Tapping. On Tuesday, October 6, they will perform at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro, with works by Haydn, Bartók, and Mendelssohn. Later they will be presented at an invitational event at a private home.
The Parkers, Daniel Chong and Karen Kim, violins; Jessica Bodner, viola; and Kee-Hyun Kim, cello, are rising stars on the world chamber music stage, having won the Concert Artists Guild Competition in 2005, followed by first prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, and, more recently, the coveted Cleveland Quartet Award. All hold graduate degrees from the New England Conservatory, and all are Yellow Barn alumni. For more information visit www.yellowbarn.org or call (802) 387-6637.