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Mivos String Quartet opens Ethos series Sept. 21
Monday, September 17, 2012

MivosThe Mivos String Quartet, a New York City based ensemble, will perform works by 21st century composers when the Ethos FallSound Series opens Friday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall.  

Since the quartet's inception in 2008, they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding cadre of international composers who represent multiple aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. Commissioning and premiering new music for string quartet is essential to the quartet's mission. 

Mivos was one of five groups selected for the Young Ensembles Fellowship at the 2012 Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, and was invited to work with the Arditti Quartet and Helmut Lachenmann at the 2012 Aldeburgh Festival (UK).

In addition to their international performing activities, Mivos is active in education, and has conducted workshops at CUNY Graduate Center, Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), and at the Hong Kong Arts Center.

Beyond expanding the string quartet repertoire, Mivos is committed to working with guest artists and exploring multi-media projects involving live video and electronics. Improvisation is also an integral part of their performances and has led to collaborations with artists such as Ned Rothenberg, Chris Speed and Nate Wooley. Mivos performance of Ned Rothenbergs Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, played with spontaneity and dexterity (The Strad Magazine), was recently released on John Zorns Tzadik label.

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