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Quartet Granitique

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About Quartet Granitique

Formed at the University of Michigan in 2018, Quartet Granitique is composed of violinist Ivan Suminski, cellist Hanna Rumora, clarinetist Leo Kim, and pianist Yuting Ma. Taking their name from a marking in Messiaen’s “Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes” from “Quatuor pour la fin du temps”, Quartet Granitique strives to bring together old and new by presenting standard works by composers such as Messiaen and Adès and by lesser-known composers such as Walter Rabl, alongside commissioned pieces by composers such as Karalyn Schubring. 

The quartet was awarded second place in the 2021 MTNA String Chamber Music Competition and third place in the 2021 Lancaster International Piano Festival Chamber Music Competition. The group has also been awarded grants such as the 2021 Binkow Grant from the University of Michigan, and they were the June 2021 recipients of Pathology Outlines Pandemic Relief Music Award. Past performances include playing for Kerrytown Concert House’s “Mad About Chamber Music Series”, as well as performing for live TV broadcast at the Bloomfield Hills Library’s chamber music series. Quartet Granitique’s most recent performances include livestream house concerts in living rooms across Michigan, outreach events at Glacier Hills Senior Community, and a virtual premiere of their 2021 commission “Wonders” by Karalyn Schubring. 

Quartet Granitique has performed in masterclasses for Nico Muhly and Timothy McAllister; their coaches include Amy I-Lin Cheng, Matt Albert, William King, and Andrew Jennings.  

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Karalyn Schubring: Wonders
Jules Pegram: REFRACTION (2012) for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, & Piano – Quartet Granitique
Olivier Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Walter Rabl: Quartet in E-flat major for clarinet, violin, cello and piano, Op.1
Schoenfeld: Café Music
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