February 26, 2020
Music in the Woods with
the Meriggiare String Quartet
March 1, 2-4 pm
Brooker Creek Preserve
Environmental Education Center
As part of the Music in the Woods Series, Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve is pleased to announce the return of the Meriggiare String Quartet. This is the fourth year the Quartet has performed at Brooker Creek Preserve.
The Meriggiare String Quartet is composed of musicians in the doctoral programs at Florida State University and is organized by violinist Nina Kim. Ms. Kim is a graduate of the University of South Florida, has performed in all four Brooker Creek concerts and loves the acoustics of the Brooker Creek Auditorium for chamber music.
The name Meriggiare comes from an Italian word meaning “to escape the heat of the midday sun by resting in the shade.”
The string quartet will perform a series of chamber pieces that they have selected.
Nina Kim was born in Kamchatka, Russia, and started her professional education in violin performance at the age of six. Nina has performed widely as soloist, chamber musician and orchestra artist in Russia, Europe and the United States.
Nina received her master’s degree from USF. She also holds degrees from Kamchatka Regional Music College (Russia) and Maimonid’s State Classical Academy (Moscow). Nina is currently a doctoral candidate in violin performance at FSU.
Cheuk-Yan Vincent Leung is a native of Hong Kong. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music as Master of Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. He is active as a chamber musician.
Albert L. Magcalas Jr. finished his undergraduate degree on viola performance at the University of the Philippines College of Music and earned his Master’s degree on Viola performance at Western Illinois University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at FSU.
Hannah MacLean is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Music in Violin Performance at FSU. She holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from McGill University in Montreal and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Wheaton College.
A $5 donation is requested. RSVP for the performance here.