Fellowship Quartet Takes First Place in Seattle Competition

January 3, 2014

The Fellowship Quartet of music students Antonio Dowling, violin, Aaron Hauser, cello, Cealice Kennison, cello, and Chyna Mapel, viola, won first prize at the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle competition. The quarter has a full schedule of concerts and events, including a performance in the Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on February 23. Details below.

The ensemble (above, from left to right, Aaron Hauser, cello, class of 2015; Cealice Kennison, cello, class of 2015; Chyna Mapel, viola, class of 2014, and Antonio Dowling, violin, class of 2015) was founded at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival in the summer of 2013 with a grant provided by the festival's board of directors.

"Our most significant contribution, beyond our personal artistry, is our sonority. Our non-standard configuration (violin, viola, and two cellos) gives our group the ability to interpret repertoire with a richer perspective on tone quality,” said junior Antonio Dowling. “We are armed with a new color palette, and we are exploring its range.”

Fellowship Quartet 2014 performances

February 14: Performance on Classical KING FM 98.1 radio, 8:00 pm

February 23: Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Seattle, 2:00 pm

March 13: All-Beethoven Advanced Chamber Music Concert, Seattle University, 7:30 pm

May 11- 16: Musicfest Northwest Competition, Gonzaga University

May 31:  Aaron Hauser Recital, Seattle University, 7:30 pm

June 7: Cealice Kennison Recital, Seattle University, 7:30 pm

June 7: LMC Seattle Frances Walton Competition, Bethany Lutheran Church, Seattle

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, including a B.M. in String Performance, 36 minors, and 6 master's degrees.