Title/Position: Faculty String Quartet in ResidenceProfile:
The Bergonzi String Quartet, named for the famous violin maker, Carlo Bergonzi, has been Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Miami Frost School of Music since 1992, where all four performers are faculty members: Glenn Basham (violin), Scott Flavin (violin), Pamela McConnell (viola) and Ross Harbaugh (cello). In their first three years they performed the Beethoven Quartet cycle in a series of six concerts at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach. Since then, they have developed a repertoire that includes many Latin works and a large number of original arrangements created by the members of the quartet, including Neil Hefti’s “What is this thing called Love?,” Schubert’s Erlkonig and Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals for String Quartet and 12 Instruments.
Prior to joining the Bergonzi Quartet, the four members were part of the New World, Rowe, Chester, and Ellis String Quartets, and have extensive collective experience, performing in virtually every major center in the world, with concerts throughout Europe, U.K., North and South America, New Zealand, and Asia. Touring the U.S yearly, the Bergonzi Quartet performs in Miami, Boston, New York City, Michigan, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Colorado, and have been invited to perform in Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea.
They have released seven recordings including Bergonzi: By Arrangement Only, For Bergonzi Four, Mendelssohn Quartets, Bergonzi Live, Debussy and Ginastera, Cadman Quintet and Trio, for the Naxos and Bergonzi Records labels. In the summer, they are in in residence at the Pine Mountain Music Festival and the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory.