Ciompi Quartet with Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Program: Anthony Kelley: Sidelines for String Quartet (2008); Anna Weesner: The Eight Lost Songs of Orlando Underground for Clarinet Quintet (2019); Florence Price: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor (1935)
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Praised as "extraordinary" and "a formidable clarinetist" by The New York Times, Romie de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on major concert stages throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. She has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble ACJW, and at Festival Mozaic, Music@Menlo and Banff Center for the Arts. Ms. de Guise-Langlois is a winner of the Astral Artists' National Auditions and a recipient of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation award. She was also awarded First Prize in the Ima Hogg Competition, the Woolsey Hall Competition at Yale University, the McGill University Classical Concerto Competition and the Canadian Music Competition. An avid chamber musician, she has toured with Musicians from Marlboro and has appeared at numerous chamber music series, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia and Boston Chamber Music Societies, 92nd Street Y, the Kennedy Center, and Chamber Music Northwest. She has performed as principal clarinetist for the Orpheus and Saint-Paul Chamber Orchestras, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the New Haven and Stamford Symphony Orchestras, NOVUS NY and The Knights Chamber Orchestra. A native of Montreal, Ms. de Guise-Langlois earned degrees from McGill University and the Yale School of Music, where she studied under David Shifrin. She is an alumnus of Ensemble Connect and The Bowers Program, and is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, after having previously served on the faculty of Montclair State University.
Since its founding in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi, the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke, where they teach instrumental lessons, coordinate and coach chamber music, and perform across campus in concert halls, libraries, dormitories and classrooms.
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