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




The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival opens its 34th season with two special performances featuring Serafin String Quartet on June 28 and 29, 2015 at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC. Concertgoers will enjoy American-themed evenings of music and art featuring the delightful sounds of the Serafins performing works by American classical composers from the dawn of "American classical music style" in the mid 1800's, to today. Works by Foote, Chadwick, Still and Gershwin are complemented by those of the present-day Pulitzer and Grammy award-winning composer, Jennifer Higdon, resulting in an eclectic and satisfying music experience for listeners.


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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