March 26, 2021
Frieden String Quartet
String Quartet No. 4 op. 18 in C minor, 1801 Ludwig van Beethoven
1. Allegro ma non tanto
String Quartet in F major, 1903 Maurice Ravel
1. Allegro Moderato-tres doux
2. Assez vif-Tres rythme
3. Tres Lent
4. Vif et agite
Charlie Latimer is pursuing his bachelors degree in violin performance at the University of North Texas under Julia Bushkova. Charlie has won several competitions including the Alaska Youth Symphony, Anchorage Civic Orchestra, and Anchorage Chamber Music Festival Concerto Competitions. Quartet music is Charlie’s greatest passion, he plays first violin in the Frieden Quartet.
Clarissa Tamara is a violinist from Indonesia. She has performed in several countries in Asia, including Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. Currently, Clarissa is pursuing a bachelor degree in violin performance at the University of North Texas, under Julia Bushkova. Clarissa received a full tuition scholarship through the Undergraduate String Quartet Program at UNT. This brought Clarissa to the U.S. where she now plays as second violin in the Frieden Quartet.
Patrick Hayes is a junior at the University of North Texas pursuing a degree in Viola Performance under Dr. Susan Dubois. He is a local to Texas and grew up in nearby Plano. He is the recipient of the Undergraduate String Quartet Scholarship and is the violist in the Frieden Quartet. Patrick also acts as a teacher to local students and plays in local ensembles.
Alexander Paradis is a cellist from Mckinney, Texas studying music performance at the University of North Texas under Eugene Osadchy. He has played in orchestras such as the TMEA All State Symphony Orchestra, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, and the Mckinney Philharmonic orchestra. Alexander is a recipient of the Undergraduate String Quartet Scholarship and is the cellist in the Frieden Quartet.
The Frieden Quartet is made up of four talented musicians from Indonesia, Alaska, and Texas. Part of a new highly competitive program at the University of North Texas, each member was selected from a pool of applicants to join the fully funded quartet for four years. The quartet was recently selected as the Fellowship Quartet for the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival and has participated in masterclasses led by the Verona Quartet, New Zealand Quartet, and Annie Fullard of the Cavani String Quartet. They recently placed as a finalist in the national Coltman Chamber Music Competition and the MTNA Competition. At the University of North Texas, they work with esteemed faculty Nikola Ruzevic, Julia Bushkova, and have worked with the late Eugene Osadchy.
The Undergraduate String Quartet Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship offered at the University of North Texas. After listening to the auditions of incoming freshman, the faculty chooses the top applicants of violin, viola, and cello to form a string quartet. These students have the rare opportunity of studying chamber music with the same colleagues for the duration of their undergraduate education. Such an environment allows for an in-depth discovery in the art of string quartet playing. The program is in its fourth year, creating the Primo Volo Quartet, Frieden Quartet, Viridis Quartet, and the Avenue C Quartet.