September 8, 2020: Andrew Gonzalez joins the Jasper String Quartet
Statement from Jasper String Quartet regarding the addition of violist Andrew Gonzalez:
“We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Gonzalez will join the Jasper String Quartet as our new violist beginning in the 2020-21 season! Andrew is a virtuosic musician who is well-versed in chamber music and an experienced educator. He has quickly become a trusted colleague, and we are excited to begin this new chapter of the Jasper String Quartet.
We are deeply grateful to Sam Quintal, our founding violist, for 16 years of inspiration, dedication, and friendship. Sam has moved to Vermont with his family to start a new chapter of creativity and music-making. He has left an indelible mark on the Quartet and we look forward to continuing our friendship for years to come.
While we navigate the uncertain waters of the pandemic, we remain hopeful and passionate about numerous upcoming projects. On the horizon are the release of an album of octets made with the Jupiter String Quartet featuring music by Felix Mendelssohn, Osvaldo Golijov, and Dan Visconti; the start of a two year appointment as Artists in Residence at Swarthmore College; two performances presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society dedicated to works by living female composers, with pianist Amy Yang and soprano Sarah Shafer; and the quartet’s fifth season as Artistic Directors of Jasper Chamber Concerts.
Best wishes for a healthy and safe fall.
–The Jasper String Quartet”