With an artist’s grace and a Caribbean soul, the Dalí Quartet is today’s freshest voice in Classical and Latin-American music. Anchored in both Venezuela’s El Sistema and in American classical conservatory traditions, this exciting quartet combines the best of both worlds.
The Dalí Quartet’s captivating performances of traditional string quartet and Latin-American repertoire create an extraordinary concert experience that takes listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. In the spirit of famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Dalí Quartet embraces imagination and excellence as central to its art form.
The quartet is comprised of award-winning solo and chamber artists who have appeared at Carnegie Hall, toured widely in Europe and Asia, collaborated with some of the finest composers of our time, and recorded for Dorian, Centaur and Naxos. Based in Philadelphia, the Dalí Quartet has brought the Latin-Classical connection to television, festivals, educational, and presenting organizations on tour in Canada, the U.S., and South America. Recent and upcoming engagements include performances for distinguished chamber music series and major universities in New York, Toronto, Washington D.C., Detroit, Portland (OR), Tulsa, San Jose (CA), East Lansing, Des Moines and beyond.
The group’s adventurous and entertaining programming includes new works for quartet with percussionist Orlando Cotto, and quintets both Latin and classical with the renowned clarinetist Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Dalí Quartet serves as Quartet in Residence for the Arts & Community Network where it hosts the Dali Quartet International Music Festival. The Dalí is also a Resident Ensemble of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia, serves as West Chester University’s 2015-2016 Brandywine Artist-in-Residence, and IRIS Orchestra Resident Ensemble as well. A part of the Dalí Quartet’s mission includes the presentation of many Latin-Classical educational programs each year – its popular events for students in grades K-12 are complemented by interactive concerts for the entire family. On tour, the group gives master-classes and professional development workshops for students at colleges and universities, has inaugurated a library series for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and has created outreach programming for all the 4th grade students in Tulsa’s Any Given Child program.
Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are products of Venezuela’s social and music education movement El Sistema and have studied at esteemed institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Yale University, Indiana University Bloomington and the Simón Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela.
The Dali Quartet is represented by Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd.