Violinist Karla Donehew-Perez & Violaist Paul Laraia
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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A founding member of the Catalyst Quartet, Karla Donehew-Perez maintains a busy performance schedule throughout the US and other countries. Hailed by The New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” the Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Born in Puerto Rico, Donehew-Perez began playing the violin at age three. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying performance with the heralded violin teachers Paul Kantor, David Cerone, and William Preucil.
First Prize winner of the 13th Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and the 14th Sphinx Competition, Paul Laraia is enjoying the early stages of a multifaceted career as soloist, chamber musician, and new music advocate. Acclaimed for offering “long lines with lyricism and poise,” Paul has been soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Filarmónica de Bogatá, New Jersey Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. As violist of the Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet, Laraia has given hundreds of performances globally in venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Seoul Arts Center, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, and Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series.
This program is presented by The National Arts Club and the Sphinx Organization as part of a series of classical concerts featuring outstanding young Black and Latinx musicians.Buy tickets/get more info now