SERAFIN STRING QUARTET (clockwise from top): Lisa Vaupel, Lawrence Stomberg, Kate Ransom and Esme Allen-Creighton.



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“silken finesse and gritty vibrancy”
- Gramophone Magazine, 2013

“performances are exceptional”
- Gimbel, American Record Guide, January/February 2014

“playing with style and sophistication”
- The Strad Magazine, 2010




On the heels of the recent critical acclaim for their Naxos and Centaur recordings, Serafin String Quartet announces a busy season in 2014-15, including performances around the nation. This year's repertoire includes works by Grieg, Janacek, Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Mozart, Haydn and Andrew Norman, 2013 Opera Philadelphia composer in residence.


SSQ cellist Larry Stomberg was interviewed in the January 2013 issue of The Strad Magazine. Click here for a preview excerpt.




Named Top 10 for 2013 by City Paper. Read more

Serafin String Quartet's world premiere recording of early chamber works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon was released by Naxos in July 2013.

"The Serafin apply a silken finesse and gritty vibrancy to their duties and members of the ensemble take part in several other works with first-rate colleagues - pianist Charles Abramovic and bassoonist Eric Stomberg - to telling effect."
    -Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone October 2013

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Serafin String Quartet's 2010 debut CD released on the Centaur Records label.

"...effortlessly delightful in Gershwin's Lullaby [which is] played with style and sophistication. The sound is full and clear."
    -Tim Homfray, Strad Magazine

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Kate Ransom, violin Timothy Schwarz, violin Esme Allen-Creighton, viola Lawrence Stomberg, cello

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