Monthly Archives: March 2014

Welcome!

Thank you for joining us here! We’re titling our blog “Conversations with the Pacifica Quartet” and would like to use this platform to post compelling dialogues relevant to the work we do as a touring string quartet and teachers. We … Continue reading

FAQ: Simin Ganatra

What is your secret for long-term success in a quartet? There are a lot of secrets. One of the main things is to make sure that as intense as the rehearsal process can get, our friendships aren’t affected, and those … Continue reading

FAQ: Sibbi Bernhardsson

What do you remember about your first performance with the Pacifica Quartet? My first concert with them was right before I officially joined (May 2000), in March of 2000. I remember playing the Mozart “Dissonance” Quartet (K. 465) and Schumann … Continue reading

FAQ: Masumi Per Rostad

What do you remember about your first performance with the Pacifica Quartet? Ha! My terrible review! It was at the University of Chicago and we played Schumann’s Piano Quintet. The reviewer, a student, wrote that my open ‘C’ string in … Continue reading

FAQ: Brandon Vamos

What do you remember about your first performance with the Pacifica Quartet? Wow. I think it was in a small church in Glendale, CA. We played Brahms’ A minor quartet (Op. 51 No. 2) and Haydn Op. 76 No. 1. … Continue reading