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Tesla Quartet live at Magness Library
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The world-famous Tesla Quartet with Wonkak Kim will perform at Magness Library on Monday, Oct. 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25.The quartet was formed at The Julliard School in 2008 and won second place at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music competition only a few months after its inception.The quartet consists of violinists Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie, violist Megan Mason and cellist Kimberly Patterson.Korean-born clarinetist Wonkak Kim has captivated audiences around the globe including those in Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, Le Louvre in Paris and Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan. A laureate of the Presser Music Award, Kim has received over a dozen international prizes and is often featured with orchestras and ensembles worldwide.Tesla Quartet won a gold medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Ind., and won third prize in the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition. The quartet currently holds a fellowship as the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where band members study with the world-renowned Takacs Quartet.The quartet enjoys a busy performing schedule, both in the United States and abroad, holding concerts in London and Austria.Kim joined the music faculty at Tennessee Tech University in 2011, where he is assistant professor of clarinet.