Stamps String Quartet

  1. Sara Arevalo

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    Sara Arévalo, violin, is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where she is a Stamps Music Scholar and a member of the Stamps String Quartet, Class of 2018, coached by Professor Ross Harbaugh. She studies privately with Frost faculty violin artist Scott Flavin, concertmaster of the Florida Grand Opera.

    Instrument: Violin

    Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps String Quartet Class of 2018

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  2. Jacques Gadway

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    Jacques Gadway, violin, is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he is a Stamps Music Scholar and a member of the Stamps String Quintet, Class of 2018, coached by Professor Ross Harbaugh. He studies privately with Frost faculty violin artist Scott Flavin. Gadway graduated from Coral Reef Senior High in Miami, Florida where he was the concertmaster of both the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras. He was also concertmaster of the String Orchestra of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, a member of the Young Musicians’ Orchestra of Coral Gables Congregational Church, and concertmaster of Miami Strings Project. He performed in numerous All-State Orchestras beginning in the seventh grade and in 11th grade, was selected as concertmaster of the Florida All-State 11th and 12th Grade Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he was awarded full scholarships to summer programs such as the Young Musicians Camp at the University of Miami; the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina; and the four-week National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (NSO-SMI) at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Jacques Gadway started violin at age four while living in Southern Illinois and later relocated to Homestead, Florida. In his free time, Jacques likes to improvise on both violin and piano, play basketball and tennis with his friends and brothers, and compose music.

    Instrument: Violin

    Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps String Quartet Class of 2018

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  3. Sarah Huesman

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    Sarah Huesman, cello, is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where she is a Stamps Music Scholar and a member of the Stamps String Quintet, Class of 2018, coached by Professor Ross Harbaugh; she also studies privately with Harbaugh. Sarah Huesman is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and entered the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a high school freshman. While at UNC School of the Arts, Huesman was a member of the Jia String Quartet, semi-finalist at the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana, and studied with faculty artist Brooks Whitehouse. She began studying cello at the age of 6 with Worth Williams, and also studied with cellist Anne Sellitti. She earned accolades in a number of music competitions while in high school including 1st Place in the 2012 Psi Phi Regional Talent Search; 1st Place in the 2013 Music Academy of North Carolina String Competition; 1st Place in the Junior Division of the 2014 NC Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA); and 3rd Place in the 2014 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search. Huesman’s summer studies and festival experiences have included participation in the Brevard Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the Meadowmount School of Music. She also attended the International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA) in Duino, Italy.

    Instrument: Cello

    Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps String Quartet Class of 2018

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  4. Muireann Lemus

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    Muireann Lemus is majoring in viola performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as a member of the Stamps String Quartet. She is currently studying under the direction of Pamela McConnell. Previously, she had studied with Daniela Gongora; David Rubinstein at the New England Conservatory; and Alexey Shabalin of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, instructor at Rhode Island College, Providence College and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. She has also participated in masterclasses with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

    Instrument: Viola

    Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps String Quartet Class of 2018

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Stamps String Quartet