St. Petersburg Quartet
USC Aiken presents the St. Petersburg Quartet December 8 at The Etherredge Center. Since its founding in 1985 (originally as the Leningrad Quartet) this quartet has blazed a trail through international chamber music competitions in the Soviet Union, Tokyo, Italy and Australia. When the city of Leningrad resumed its historic name, the Quartet changed its name as well. The Quartet has continued its ascendancy, building a reputation of worldwide proportions including a Grammy nomination, “Best Record” honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone Magazines, and the Chamber Music America/WQXR Prize for Best CD of 2001. Their numerous engagements include an opening night performance of the Mostly Mozart festival at the Lincoln Center. Tickets $40.