Album by Serafin String Quartet, UD ensemble-in-residence, honored
3:03 p.m., Jan. 3, 2014--A new recording by the Serafin String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Delaware, has been named one of the top 10 classical albums of 2013 by Philadelphia’s City Paper.
The CD features the world premiere of Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s early chamber works, and the paper refers to the disc as an “excellently performed selection.”
Lifetime achievement award
The CD, which was released in July 2013, has received positive acclaim from numerous industry publications, including accolades from Gramophone Magazine, Fanfare Magazine, and Classical Lost and Found, which praised its “spot-on intonation, attention to rhythmic detail, superb sense of phrasing, and rich ensemble sound.”
As UD's ensemble-in-residence, the Serafin String Quartet performs public concerts, provides student coaching, presents chamber music master classes and collaborates with faculty.