University of Evansville

News and Public Relations

Contact the Office of University Relations for news and event information.

News Article

Eykamp String Quartet to Feature Student Performers

Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014

The University of Evansville and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra are excited to announce “Chamberpalooza!,” a concert featuring the winners of the first annual Eykamp String Quartet chamber music competition. The concert will include works by Mozart, Glazunov, Barber, Foote, and Schnittke, and is set for Thursday April 10, at 6:00 pm in Wheeler Concert Hall on the UE campus.

The program will also feature performances by the EPYO Mentorship Quintet, a chamber music group comprised of students from the youth orchestra and coached by the ESQ. Members of the 2013-14 Mentorship Quintet are Ian Sponseller and Meredith Walling, violins; Jimmy Schraeder, viola; and Adam Willett and Karin Roberts, cellos.

UE music majors and students from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra competed in the Eykamp String Quartet competition, playing a movement of chamber music with the Quartet. Out of the great number of impressive auditions, four student performers were chosen. This year’s EPYO winners were clarinetist Corinna Waggoner and flutist Ellen Backer. Winners from UE were pianist Josh Kight and baritone Ian Murrell.

The program will also feature performances by the EPYO Mentorship Quintet, a chamber music group comprised of students from the youth orchestra and coached by the ESQ. Members of the 2013-14 Mentorship Quintet are Ian Sponseller and Meredith Walling, violins; Jimmy Schraeder, viola; and Adam Willett and Karin Roberts, cellos.

UE music majors and students from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra competed in the Eykamp String Quartet competition, playing a movement of chamber music with the Quartet. Out of the great number of impressive auditions, four student performers were chosen. This year’s EPYO winners were clarinetist Corinna Waggoner and flutist Ellen Backer. Winners from UE were pianist Josh Kight and baritone Ian Murrell.

Share this article: