Recognized as an artist of passion and integrity, the distinguished pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians appearing before the public today. Throughout his career he has performed five centuries of repertoire, and his performances with symphony orchestras, recital appearances, chamber music collaborations and recordings are respected worldwide.
An avid proponent of the music of many of the 20th and 21st century's most important composers, Mr. Serkin has been instrumental in bringing the music of Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Stravinsky, Wolpe, Messiaen, Takemitsu, Henze, and Berio, among others, to audiences around the world.
The Orion String Quartet is one of the most sought-after ensembles in the United States. Since its inception, the Quartet has been consistently praised for the fresh perspective and individuality it brings to performances, offering diverse programs that juxtapose classic works of the standard quartet literature with masterworks by twentieth and twenty-first century composers. The quartet, whose members serve on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Queens College, Rutgers University and the Bard College Conservatory of Music, celebrated its 25th anniversary in the 2012-2013 season.