Ciompi Quartet News

Caroline Stinson by Alex Boerner

Caroline Stinson performs in Copenhagen & Lark Quartet releases its "Farewell Celebration" CD

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Cellist Caroline Stinson will perform at the Rudersdal Summer Concert Series in Copenhagen on August 29. She and pianist Sarah Ho will present works by Joan Tower, Andrew Waggoner, Hans Abrahamsen, Beethoven and Fauré. Also in late August, Bridge Records released The Lark... Read More »
Master class at Taipei National University

Ciompi Quartet in Taiwan, April 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019
The group's first stop was the Chimei Museum in Tainan, a two hour train ride from Taipei. The Chimei Museum houses one of the world's finest collection of string instruments, including instruments by the Stradivari and Guarneri families. The next day (April 26) the Ciompi... Read More »
Caroline Stinson by Alex Boerner

Cellist Caroline Stinson joins the Ciompi Quartet, appointed Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Canadian-born cellist Caroline Stinson has been appointed the new cellist in Duke University’s Ciompi Quartet upon the retirement of Frederic Raimi from the group at the end of this season. A member of the Lark Quartet since 2008 and previously a member of the Cassatt Quartet, she taught cello and... Read More »

Ciompi Quartet in France: May 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Ciompi Quartet visited France in May, where they appeared at the Festival Fougères musicales and performed concerts at L'église Saint-Sulpice (Fougeres, below) and the Franco-American Institute (Rennes).       Ciompi cellist Fred Raimi writes:... Read More »

Duke Engage in Zhuhai, China: Summer 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Duke Engage in Zhuhai, China: Summer 2014 Each summer, Professor of the Practice of Music (violin) and Ciompi Quartet member Hsiao-mei Ku leads a Duke Engage trip to Zhuhai, China.  The focus of the trip is to partner with a middle school to provide arts education.... Read More »

Ciompi in China, Dec. 2013

Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Ciompi Quartet visited China in December, playing a number of concerts and conducting master classes.  Here are some photo highlights of the tour.  (Click the image to view additional photos.) The Quartet visited the building site of DKU, Duke Kunshan University, and performed a... Read More »