Friends of the Fine Arts Quartet

The Fine Arts Quartet, “one of the gold-plated names in chamber music” (Washington Post), ranks among the most distinguished ensembles in chamber music today The Fine Arts Quartet, has considered Milwaukee home-base for 56 years.

The Quartet’s renowned violinists, Ralph Evans (prizewinner in the International Tchaikovsky Competition) and Efim Boico (former concertmaster of the Orchestre de Paris under Barenboim) have performed together for 35 years. They are joined with two eminent musicians: violist Gil Sharon (founder of the Amati Ensemble), and cellist Niklas Schmidt (co-founder of the Trio Fontenay).

Thanks to generous public support, winter concerts and week-long summer festival concerts were successfully staged in Milwaukee in 2018 and 2019. Programs have returned in 2022 with two winter concerts (January 29 and 30) and the 2022 Summer Festival of four concerts, on July 10, 13, 16, and 18.

Join others by adding your support for The Fine Arts Quartet concerts in Milwaukee. The Friends of the Fine Arts Quartet coordinates the campaign. Create Wisconsin serves as fiscal agent, receiving tax-deductible contributions and dispensing funds. The Peck School of the Arts of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will continue as a community partner for concerts at the campus Zelazo Center. Saint John’s On The Lake and Jewish Museum Milwaukee have collaborated as other program venues.  This summer will include a concert at the Jewish Community Center.

Annual contributions are critical to continue these concerts; advance contributions determine the extent of concert offerings. Donations permit the concerts to be free to the public, allowing The Quartet audiences to expand and diversify. Scroll to the bottom of this page to donate online.

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Support Friends of the Fine Arts Quartet by:

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  • Send a check (payable to Create Wisconsin), to Create Wisconsin, Box 1054, Madison, WI 53701-1054. Include a note stating the donation is for Friends of the Fine Arts Quartet.

Create Wisconsin is a registered 501(c)3 organization and serves as the fiscal receiver for this organization. Your donation is will be tax deductible.