Since its formation in 1990, the Maia Quartet (Tricia Park and Zoran Jakovcic, violins; Elizabeth Oakes, viola; Hannah Holman, cello) has established itself nationally as an ensemble of innovation and versatility. Praised by music critics for its 'sparkling musical intelligence,' the Quartet has appeared in major concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad, including New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and 92nd Street Y; Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center; Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall; and the Aspen Music Festival's Harris Hall. Collaborations with leading chamber musicians have included performances with Joel Krosnick, Andre-Michel Schub, and Cynthia Phelps. The Maia Quartet's commitment to the work of living composers has led to premieres of compositions by Pierre Jalbert, Dan Coleman, Vivian Fung, and Ronn Yedidia.
Currently the faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, the Quartet previously served as faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. The Quartet's summer teaching engagements have included residencies at Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing, China, Interlochen Arts Camp, Austin Chamber Music Festival, and Thurnauer Chamber Music Camp in Tenafly, NJ.
The Maia Quartet was formed at the Cleveland Institute of Music and subsequently received a fellowship to attend the Peabody Conservatory and work with Earl Carlyss. They were the recipients of the Lisa Arnhold Fellowship at the Juilliard School, where they worked with the members of the Juilliard String Quartet and served as their teaching assistants. They have held summer fellowships at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Aspen Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, where they worked with the American, Cleveland, Emerson, and Tokyo String Quartets.
To learn more about the Maia Quartet, visit www.maiaquartet.com