When you hire the amazing musical talent of the Zin String Quartet to perform at your special event, you get much more than the finest string ensemble in the Toledo area.
You get four musicians who work together in the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the region's premier musical organization, and have played together in a string quartet since 2003.
You get sixty years of combined experience playing at special events in a dozen countries throughout the globe.
You get the adaptability of seasoned professionals who have seen and heard it all...and know how to come up with the musical touches that will make each event seem like it had its own specially designed soundtrack.
Taste ~ Elegance ~ Refinement
An original program of music and verse about two brilliant, talented men — Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Mozart — performed yesterday by New York poet Kate Light and Toledo’s Zin String Quartet had its own touch of brilliance.
This second program in Chamber Music Toledo’s inaugural season tempered winter drizzle outside with glowing creativity and sparkling performance inside the Maumee Indoor Theater. ...
Instead of poetry set to music, it was poetry juxtaposed with movements of Mozart’s 1783 d minor quartet K. 421, and, after intermission, the 1790 opus in F Major, K. 590.
Both pieces were performed with charm, wit, and great ensemble sensitivity by violinists Merwin Siu and David Dyer, violist Cheryl Trace, and cellist Renee Goubeaux.
Especially in the second half, after the audience was asked to hold all applause, the flow between words and music emerged in all its imaginativeness. While Light’s text was not written with a particular Mozart quartet in mind, the two seemed a particularly felicitous match. Both works reminded of how deceptively simple the composer’s music can seem, until one is drawn into its internal workings. ...
The Maumee theater stage, set as a live hall, offered a pleasant backdrop for the performance. Its excellent acoustics enhanced the Zin Quartet’s playing, making the most of subtle dynamic changes and delicate articulation in each movement.
An audience of about 75 gave the performers a standing ovation. Seen among the crowd were several local poets.
How wonderful it would be to have a recording of this work – something Light said hasn’t happened since she created it in 2006 on commission by the Colorado Chamber Players.
The Zin Quartet performed Mozart live alongside award-winning poet Kate Light at Maumee's Historic Indoor Theatre.
This concert was reviewed in the Toledo Blade on January 7, 2008. Here is an excerpt from the review written by Blade Music Critic Sally Vallongo.
ZIN Quartet Concert Review
Zin violinists Cheryl Trace and Merwin Siu will be appearing on the Toledo Symphony's Chamber Series in October! Check out the TSO's website at www.toledosymphony.com for more details.
The Zin Quartet performed in the inaugural Chamber Music Series in Defiance, Ohio on January 18, 2009, at 7.00 p.m.. Joined by cellist Damon Coleman and guest violist Jennifer Burns, the Quartet presented Beethoven's Fourth String Quartet and Schubert's immortal String Quintet, one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire.
The Zin Quartet opened the Toledo Symphony's 65th anniversary subscription season in the beautiful setting of the Toledo Club, with Joaquin Turina's beautiful quartet, The Dream of the Bullfighter.
The Zin Quartet appeared on a Toledo Symphony fundraiser at the Flying Pig Cafe, at the Toledo School for the Arts, on September 13, 2008. It was an entertaining evening celebrating the 65th anniversary of the TSO!
Thank to all of our brides and grooms for a memorable summer of 2010!
Dates are already filling up quickly for the summer of 2011. We look forward to hearing from you soon!