The Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians, Inc. was created by the
String Quartet so that talented students could learn and perform the major repertory
- Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Bartok in the beautiful
setting of the Performing Arts Center in Stamford, CT. In its eight years, the Chamber
Music Institute for Young Musicians has grown from one string quartet to fifteen string
quartets, with Lumina coaching young people in quartet performance.
Consistently hailed as one of Connecticut's leading chamber ensembles, the Lumina
String Quartet has earned standing ovations and critical acclaim for
its impassioned, dynamic performances. Since its inception in 1992, the group has
maintained a residency at Norwalk Community College, presenting a subscription concert
series as well as various educational and community outreach performances. In 1998
the quartet performed at the International Festival of Modern Art in Odessa, Ukraine.
Since then, they have played at several international festivals in Europe.