The internationally acclaimed Amernet String Quartet will perform at Southern Nazarene University, 7:30 pm, Thursday, February 7, 2002 in the Cantrell Music Hall.

"It is an honor for us to be hosting the Amernet String Quartet, a young but well-seasoned quartet with an impressive collection of awards and appearances to their name. Their concert tours have taken them around the world, and they will bring a wealth of experience and musical knowledge to their performance on our campus," said Dr. Melissa Castledine, Director of String Activities for SNU.

Organized in 1992 the Amernet String Quartet rose to international acclaim after only one year of existence when, in 1992, the ensemble received the Gold Medal at the Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition. In 1995 the Amernet won the First Prize at the renowned Banff International String Quartet Competition. Other awards include Grand Prizes in the Fischoff and Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competitions.

The New York Times praised their performances at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival as “immensely satisfying, most notable for the quality of unjaded discovery that came through so vividly.” The Nurnberger Nachrichten in Germany described the Amernet as “fascinating, with flawless intonation, extraordinary beauty of sound, virtuosic brilliance and homogeneity of ensemble.”

When not in concert the quartet’s members share their passion for chamber music with a variety of audiences from school children to college students, to adult learning programs and civic centers.

This concert is made possible in part through the generous support of the Kirkpatrick Foundation.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students. For more information contact the SNU School of Music, 405.491.6345.