Ciompi Quartet

Ciompi Quartet: 
Vienna to L.A.

Ciompi Quartet: Vienna to L.A.

Saturday, November 9 at 7:30pm

The Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke University. Reservations are open now for this free event.

Ciompi At Duke: A Collaboration

Ciompi At Duke: A Collaboration

Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm

The Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke University. Reservation is available now for this free event.

The Ciompi Quartet: SOL Variations

October 28, 2023

Featuring Gabrielius Alekna, piano Our resident ensemble, The Ciompi Quartet, begins their season this evening with a quartet by Haydn, reviving a Ciompi tradition. They follow with a dynamic set ...

The Ciompi Quartet: Night Music

The Ciompi Quartet: Night Music

February 17, 2024

Presented by “From beginning to end the playing sounded intelligent and sure, softened at the edges with a full and mellow tone.” Featuring Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano and Ieva ...

Ciompi Quartet: A Forest Unfolding

April 7, 2023

Nnenna Freelon, Narrator A Forest Unfolding is the brainchild of eight writers and composers who were inspired by scientific research into the rich communication and subterranean connectivity between trees. Environmentalists ...

Ciompi Quartet Dark Background

Ciompi Quartet: Black Angels

February 18, 2023

When George Crumb’s Black Angels was premiered in 1970, the composer said it had been “conceived as a kind of parable on our troubled contemporary world.” The piece remains one ...

The Ciompi Quartet

November 12, 2022

Clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois joins Duke’s own Ciompi Quartet, featuring renowned members of the university’s faculty, for an intimate evening of classical music by American composers Anthony Kelley, Anna Weesner, ...

Ciompi Quartet

February 19, 2022

RSVP for this free event HERE. In a celebration of juxtapositions, Duke’s own Ciompi Quartet will perform the world premiere of long-time collaborator and fellow faculty member John Supko’s 2020 ...

Ciompi Quartet

March 26, 2022

RSVP for this free event HERE. American composer Christopher Theofanidis found inspiration in a twelfth-century Sufi allegorical poem for his 2018 Conference of the Birds, a work that combines music ...

Ciompi Quartet

November 6, 2021

After a year of virtual offerings, Duke’s resident Ciompi Quartet returns in person this November with an evening program featuring compositions created during the time of war. For the final ...

Ciompi Quartet

April 17, 2021

Duke Performances is excited to present our virtual season – The Show Must Go Online! High-quality, commissioned films featuring artists originally slated for in-person performances will premiere on Vimeo for ticket holders. ...

Ciompi Quartet

November 15, 2020

Duke Performances is excited to present our Virtual Fall season – The Show Must Go Online! High-quality, commissioned films featuring artists originally slated for in-person performances will premiere on Vimeo for ticket holders. ...

Ciompi No. 1

Ciompi Quartet
Concert No. 1

September 29, 2018

For its first outing with new cellist Caroline Stinson, the Ciompi Quartet maintains its annual tradition of beginning each new season with a string quartet from Haydn, the architect of ...

Artist-in-Residence: Edgar Meyer

April 15, 2016

Talking Music: A Conversation with Edgar Meyer Acclaimed bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, praised by The New Yorker as “the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument,” arrives in Durham ...

Ciompi Quartet
Concert No. 4

April 19, 2014

The Ciompi Quartet closes its audacious 2013/14 season with a world premiere and two rediscovered classics. After a stirring account of legendary 19th century violin virtuoso Ernst’s string quartet, they ...

Ciompi Quartet
Concert No. 3

January 25, 2014

The season’s third concert echoes its second with a modern masterpiece bookended by Beethoven and Brahms. The program begins with Beethoven’s Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 2 and ...

Ciompi Quartet
Concert No. 2

November 2, 2013

The Ciompi’s second concert of the season mixes two classical works of genius with a shimmering modern example. The season-long exploration of Brahms’ complete string quartets kicks off with his ...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics No. 3

February 14, 2012

In this special lunchtime series of performances, the Ciompi explores the connections between Haydn and Shostakovich. Each event lasts approximately 50 minutes and features quartets by both composers. All concerts ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 3

February 18, 2012

The Ciompi has been Duke’s resident string quartet for over four decades, while New York’s Borromeo — with first violinist Nicholas Kitchen, who was raised in Durham — has been ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 4

April 7, 2012

For more than 40 years, the Ciompi Quartet has been Duke’s steadfast resident chamber ensemble, interpreting both ageless repertory and bracing new music with colloquial warmth and musicality. They return ...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics No. 4

April 10, 2012

In this special lunchtime series of performances, the Ciompi explores the connections between Haydn and Shostakovich. Each event lasts approximately 50 minutes and features quartets by both composers. All concerts begin ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 4

April 2, 2011

Founded in 1965, the Ciompi has been Duke’s resident chamber ensemble for more than four decades, turning out bracing performances of new and classical programs with “genuine warmth” and “effortless…coordination” ...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics No. 4

April 5, 2011

In each of these free lunchtime events, 50 minutes of the most essential music is accompanied by a brief introduction by a Quartet member. This season, the Ciompi addresses canonical ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 1

September 24, 2011

For more than 40 years, the Ciompi Quartet has been Duke’s steadfast resident chamber ensemble, interpreting both ageless repertory and bracing new music with colloquial warmth and musicality. They return ...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics No. 1

September 27, 2011

In this special lunchtime series of performances, the Ciompi explores the connections between Haydn and Shostakovich. Each event lasts approximately 50 minutes and features quartets by both composers. All concerts ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 2

November 12, 2011

For more than 40 years, the Ciompi Quartet has been Duke’s steadfast resident chamber ensemble, interpreting both ageless repertory and bracing new music with colloquial warmth and musicality. They return ...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics No. 2

November 15, 2011

In this special lunchtime series of performances, the Ciompi explores the connections between Haydn and Shostakovich. Each event lasts approximately 50 minutes and features quartets by both composers. All concerts begin ...

Bonus Concert: Ciompi Quartet & Prof. George Gopen

November 20, 2011

Our special bonus concert surveys two towering monuments of Western art. First, Duke’s own Ciompi Quartet performs Beethoven’s magisterial String Quartet Op. 132. After intermission, Chamber Arts Society Director George ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 2

November 12, 2010

GUEST ARTISTS: John Brown, bass; Thomas Kraines, cello Founded in 1965, the Ciompi has been Duke’s resident chamber ensemble for more than four decades, turing out bracing performances of new ...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics No. 2

November 30, 2010

In each of these free lunchtime events, 50 minutes of the most essential music is accompanied by a brief introduction by a Quartet member. This season, the Ciompi addresses canonical works ...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics No. 3

January 25, 2011

In each of these free lunchtime events, 50 minutes of the most essential music is accompanied by a brief introduction by a Quartet member. This season, the Ciompi addresses canonical ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 3

January 29, 2011

GUEST ARTIST: Valentin Lanzrein, baritone Founded in 1965, the Ciompi has been Duke’s resident chamber ensemble for more than four decades, turing out bracing performances of new and classical programs ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 1

October 2, 2010

Founded in 1965, the Ciompi has been Duke’s resident chamber ensemble for more than four decades, turing out bracing performances of new and classical programs with “genuine warmth” and “effortless…coordination” ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 3

January 24, 2010

William Byrd: Fantasia a 6 No. 2 in G Minor for 6 Viols Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: String Quartet “A Sad Paven for these Distracted Tymes” Frank Bridge: String Sextet ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 4

May 1, 2010

Additional Events: First Course Concert No. 4 Thursday, April 29, 2010 • 6 pm Duke Gardens Composers Robert Ward and Chiayu Hsu discuss their premieres. Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, ...

Ciompi Quartet Lunchtime Classics No. 1

September 21, 2010

In each of these free lunchtime events, 50 minutes of the most essential music is accompanied by a brief introduction by a Quartet member. This season, the Ciompi addresses canonical works ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 1

October 18, 2009

Guest artist: Susan Fancher, saxophone Additional Events: First Course Concert No. 1 Thursday, October 15, 2009 • 6 pm Nelson Music Room Composer Max Rami discusses his premiere. Haydn: Quartet ...

Ciompi Quartet Concert No. 2

November 14, 2009

Additional Events: First Course Concert No. 2 Thursday, November 12, 2009 • 6 pm Duke Gardens Professor John Supko discusses Bartók. Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K. 421 Bartók: Quartet ...