THE SCANDIA STRING QUARTET was founded in 2005 and is the initiative of the four principal string players of the New York Scandia Symphony (founded in 1988). Since its inception, the quartet has been the solid foundation of the Scandinavian Music Festival, held in Fort Tryon Park (Northern Manhattan) during the month of June. As the Scandia Symphony, the Scandia String Quartet is dedicated to performing and recording music of the Scandinavian countries and composers, introducing previously unknown and seldom performed compositions to American audiences. The quartet has undertaken several premieres of works by living composers from Scandinavia and of music relating to Scandinavia. The Scandia String Quartet features violinists Mayuki Fukuhara and Elizabeth Miller, violist Frank Foerster and cellist Benjamin Larsen. The quartet is often engaged to perform at events and has collaborated with soloists and composers of Scandinavian descent, as well as with other members of the New York Scandia Symphony. Concert appearances include Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House, The Scandinavian Music Festival in Fort Tryon Park, Rutgers University, the YM&WHA in Inwood and Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement Church – MOSA
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