Palazzo Boncompagni has very recently become one of the ‘Dimore del Quartetto’ to support young talents, adhering to the homonymous initiative of patronage that aims to respond concretely to the need for training of young Quartetti d’Archi, and together enhancing the artistic heritage of our country. http://www.ledimoredelquartetto.eu/ .
Thus, in February 2018, for 4 days ‘Omer Quartet’, the excellent American formation winner at the XI ‘Premio Borciani’ for string quartet 2017, received hospitality at Palazzo Boncompagni. In return, the musicians offered a concert at the Palazzo for our welcome guests. A special occasion, this, as well as a unique opportunity, to enjoy the atmosphere of the ‘Audition Room of Pope Gregory XIII’, where the concert was held (FOTOGALLERY).
Comprising violinists Mason Yu and Erica Tursi, violist Jinsun Hong, and cellist Alex Cox, the Omer Quartet is a leader among today’s young string quartets. The top prizewinner in the XI Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, a prizewinner of the 2016 Bordeaux International Competition in France, and the 2013 Grand Prize and Gold Medal Winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has been praised for playing with a “sense of discovery and adventure, but also with considerable finesse.” The quartet just completed a graduate residency directed by Paul Katz at New England Conservatory and served on the faculty at the Preparatory School from 2016-2017.