Congratulations to the Lark String Quartet of New York for 34 years of wonderful music making including recordings of works by Amy Beach!

The Lark Quartet has announced they are set to disband at the end of the current 2018-19 season – after more than 34 years as an ensemble.  Founded in 1985, the quartet’s current members include violinists Deborah Buck and Basia Danilow, violist Kathryn Lockwood and cellist Caroline Stinson.  This decision was made after cellist Caroline Stinson informed the others that she would be leaving New York for a position at Duke University.  The remaining members decided they would rather finish on a high note with the strong musical and personal relationship among their current ensemble rather than going through the process of auditioning a replacement cellist.

The Lark String Quartet recorded Amy Beach’s Quartet for Strings in One Movement, Op. 89, and together with pianist Joanne Polk of the Manhattan School of Music, they recorded Amy Beach’s Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 34, Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67 and Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150!

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