GWU Distinguished Artist Series Features String Quartet

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Program Honors Contributions of International Cellist, Wolfgang Laufer

Side-by-side photo of Monica Boboc and Calin Lupanu
Monica Boboc, left, and Calin Lupanu teach violin at Gardner-Webb and are the directors of Chamber Music 4 All.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University Distinguished Artist Series continues March 27 with a performance by the quartet, Chamber Music 4 All. The free concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium, located inside Hamrick Hall. The program honors the late Wolfgang Laufer, who was principal cellist with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Malmo (Sweden) Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Philharmonic and the State Opera of Germany.

Chamber Music 4 All is directed by violinists, Calin Lupanu and Monica Boboc, and features Catherine Lynn on the viola and Daniel Laufer, cellist. Lupanu, a student of Wolfgang Laufer’s, and Boboc teach at Gardner-Webb. They have won prizes at the London International Quartet Competition, Shostakovich International Quartet Competition, and Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The musicians were also awarded ensemble-in-residence status with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) and have toured extensively in Europe and the United States.

Catherine Lynn
Catherine Lynn

Lynn is assistant principal viola in the Atlanta (Ga.) Symphony Orchestra and viola coach for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She is on the faculty of Kennesaw (Ga.) State University and plays with the Atlanta Chamber Players. Daniel, the son of Wolfgang, is associate principal cello with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Since 2012, he has been associated with the Grand Teton Music Festival as principal cellist and enjoys chamber music performances at the summer festival.

Daniel Laufer
Daniel Laufer

Presented in collaboration with Dr. Paul Etter, chair of the GWU Department of Music, and Dr. Patricia Sparti, GWU director of orchestra, the program features music by Shostakovich and Schubert. The performance is enhanced by the creative use of multimedia, and the musicians will share stories about the music, composers and themselves.

The Distinguished Artists Series at Gardner-Webb University is a collaboration of the departments within the School of Performing and Visual Arts—Art, Music, and Theatre. The goal is to present a wide array of professional artists to members of the GWU campus and community. For more information, call the Department of Music at 704-406-4448.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4270 or email with your request.

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