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




Serafin String Quartet returns to World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m for a collage concert tilted "Intimate Letters." A century ago, tormented by the fires of unrequited love, composer Leos Janacek penned hundreds of letters to the indifferent object of his affection. Eventually he spilled his emotion onto pages of a string quartet, titled "Intimate Letters." Join Serafin String Quartet as they explore these two languages of passion: the words and music of love, obsession, beauty and fantasy - combining the music of composers with stories and poetry from the dawn of Romanticism to today.


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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