Seton Hill University’s “A Musical Perspective” Concert Series, in collaboration with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, will feature the Biava Quartet on Saturday, November 4, 2006. The Biava Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Cecilian Hall on Seton Hill’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. Tickets are $10 general admission (Seton Hill students free with ID) and parking is free on Seton Hill’s campus. Tickets will go on sale September 1. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 724-830-4626.

Other upcoming “A Musical Perspective” concerts include Chanticleer performing “Love’s Messengers” on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg. (This concert presented in association with the Diocese of Greensburg.) Sponsors for Seton Hill’s “A Musical Perspective” Concert Series include Applebox Studios; Aramark; Building Systems, Inc.; DUQ 90.5 FM; Irwin Bank and Trust; Marthinsen and Salvitti Insurance Group, Inc., Westmoreland Telephone Company and Xerox.

The Biava Quartet, winner of the 2003 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, is recognized as one of today's top young American quartets. Having established an enthusiastic following in the United States and abroad, the Quartet captured top prizes at the 2005 Premio Paolo Borciani and 2003 London International String Quartet Competitions, impressing audiences with its sensitive artistry and communicative powers. Recent graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music, the members of the Biava Quartet - violinists Austin Hartman and Hyunsu Ko, violist Mary Persin and cellist Jacob Braun, are now teaching assistants to the Tokyo Quartet at Yale University. Dedicated to the performance of the classical repertoire, the Biava Quartet also maintains a strong commitment to the commissioning and performance of contemporary works. The Quartet has championed the music of American composers Mason Bates, William Bolcom, Stacy Garrop, John Harbison and Curtis Hughes. Committed to educating and inspiring audiences of all ages, the Quartet regularly presents masterclasses, community, and educational programs at schools and conservatories throughout the country. The Biava Quartet has been featured in Strings Magazine and newspapers throughout the country. They have been heard on London's BBC Radio 3 and numerous national radio broadcasts. Founded in 1998 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Biava Quartet has performed at major music halls throughout the world including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, the Library of Congress and London's Wigmore Hall. The Quartet has also appeared at the Aspen, Isaac Stern and Itzhak Perlman Chamber Music Festivals and the ProQuartet Academie in France. Internationally, the Quartet has made concert tours to England, France, Italy, Japan and South Korea. The Biava Quartet is honored to take its name from Maestro Luis Biava, who has mentored and inspired the quartet since its inception.