Omer Quartet
Wednesday May 8 11:00am

Omer Quartet

Wednesday Morning Concert

Concert Only $25, Concert and Lunch $56


Our 11:00am Wednesday Morning Concerts include a 45-minute performance in the majestic Music Room followed by a tour of the historic Mediterranean-style Rosen House, an optional seasonally inspired buffet lunch, and freedom to explore the gardens. Come enjoy a day at Caramoor in the spring!

“The young ensemble was impressive for [its] cohesive sound. The ensemble plays with a certain ease that allowed the music to flow freely. Indeed, [the] first and second violinists blend so well together that it’s difficult to tell one from the other, while [the violist and the cellist] also have a unanimity of approach.” — San Diego Union Tribune

Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins
Jinsun Hong, viola
Alex Cox, cello

(add-on lunch to your concert ticket)

Sesame Seared Salmon Chicken Piccata
Sautéed Spinach with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions
Rice Pilaf
House Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, and Julienned Carrots
Assorted Rolls and Herbed Butter
Brownies and Cookies
Coffee and Tea (Iced and Hot)

Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

One extremely promising string quartet is chosen each year to complete a year-long residency at Caramoor. This group lends their time and talents to Caramoor’s Student Strings program in secondary schools with a classroom-based program of concerts, conversations, and performance clinics. The Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence performs at Caramoor throughout their residency, enabling the public to experience these exciting young players in an intimate setting. The Omer Quartet is the 19th Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor. They will be visiting schools as music mentors in the fall and spring, and performing concerts at Caramoor in the fall, spring, and summer.

View a list of program alumni.

Omer Quartet

Omer Quartet

Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violins
Jinsun Hong, viola
Alex Cox, cello

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Distinctive among today’s young string quartets, the Omer Quartet won First Prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and make debuts next season in the Peter Jay Sharp Concert of YCA in New York at Merkin Concert Hall as well as in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center.

At the Young Concert Artists Auditions, the Omer Quartet received four special Performance Prizes: the Tri-I Noon Recitals Prize in New York at Rockefeller University, the Tryon (NC) Concert Association Prize, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, and the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series Prize in Tempe, AZ. It has also received Top Prize at the 2017 Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the 2013 Fishoff National Chamber Music Competition and Second Prize at the 2017 Trondheim International Competition in Norway.

The Quartet has performed with internationally renowned artists such as Clive Greensmith, Eugene Drucker, Cho-Liang Lin, the Assad Brothers, and YCA alumnus the Borromeo String Quartet, and collaborated with composers including Sean Shepherd and Perry Goldstein. It participated in the Great Lakes Chamber and Yellow Barn Music Festivals, the McGill International String Quartet Academy, the Ravinia Steans Institute, and the Perlman Music Program. During the summer of 2018, the Omer Quartet will serve as Chamber Ensemble in Residence at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival.

The Omer Quartet won First Prize in the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and are committed to community engagement, the Omer Quartet devotes time to creating original and interactive programs.

Committed to community engagement, the Quartet devotes time to creating original and interactive programs. With a grant by The Boston Foundation it performed in homeless shelters and drug rehabilitation centers in the area. It also completed a fellowship with Music for Food to aid local hunger relief, through a musician-led initiative directed by Kim Kashkashian. Hoping to spread the organization’s mission, the Quartet is inaugurating a Music for Food concert series in the Washington, D.C. area as recipient of a Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grant.

Following study at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Omer Quartet completed a graduate residency at the New England Conservatory, where its members gave coachings and masterclasses and worked closely with Paul Katz, Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, and Soovin Kim. The Quartet is now the Doctoral Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Maryland, where it works with Katherine Murdock and David Salness.