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New England Conservatory Professional String Quartet Program Admits Verona Quartet

Jazzed Magazine • News • August 9, 2017

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New England Conservatory (NEC) has announced that Verona Quartet will be the next group in its Professional String Quartet Training program. The quartet includes violinist Jonathan Ong, violinist Dorothy Ro, viola player Abigail Rojansky, and cellist Jonathan Dormand.

This program will include a two-year residency, regular coaching sessions and meetings with program director Paul Katz, weekly individual studio instruction, and an annual recital in Jordan Hall. 

“I am so delighted to welcome the Verona Quartet to NEC’s Professional String Quartet Training Program,” said Katz. “I have had the great pleasure of hearing them perform a number of times over the past four years, and their steady and consistent artistic growth has been impressive. They are wonderfully talented and devoted. My NEC string faculty colleagues and I look forward to working with them!”

Some of the Verona Quartet’s latest accomplishments include winning the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition and being named “New Artists of the Month” by Musical America last year.

“NEC’s Professional String Quartet Training Program has a great history of successful string quartets, and we are excited to be spending the next two years working with the formidable faculty at the school,” the Verona Quartet stated. “We look forward to putting ourselves at the heart of the NEC and Boston community, and can’t wait to perform in NEC’s beautiful Jordan Hall!”

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