Cypress String Quartet
March 27 2001
Cecily Ward, violin
Tom Stone, violin
Ann Gregg, viola
Jennifer Kloetzel, cello
"The Cypress Quartet plays with outstanding sensitivity and depth of musical understanding."
— Donald Weilerstein, founding first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet
"The skilled Cypress ensemble delivered musical stylishness and a healthy sense of probing."
— Los Angeles Times
The Cypress String Quartet has been featured in Chamber Music Magazine as "a Generation X ensemble to watch" and was nominated Debut Artist of the Year by National Public Radio's Performance Today. The quartet's innovative "call and response" programming features two quartets from the standard repertoire, which are linked to one another compositionally. A third quartet, inspired by the first two, has been commissioned from emerging American composer Anna Weesner.