Abigail Rojansky, viola
Warren Hagerty, cello
Hailed by critics as “thoughtful, impressive musicians” (Cleveland Classical), the Verona Quartet, formed in 2013, was in residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music until September 2015 and is currently Graduate Resident Quartet at the Juilliard School, where it works with members of the Quartet Juilliard.
They have been top prizewinners at competitions in the USA and around the world including the Silver Medal and ProQuartet-CEMC Prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, Bronze Medal at the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, First Prize and Audience Prize at the Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition 2014, Silver Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in the Kuttner String Quartet Competition and Bronze Medal at the 8th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition where critics lauded their “sensational, powerhouse performance” (Classical Voice America).
The Verona Quartet’s work as both performers and strong proponents of music education and outreach has taken them to Europe, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and across North America where they have been featured at esteemed venues including the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, the Beethoven-Haus, the Melbourne Recital Centre and on both NPR and PBS. Upcoming projects include concerts at Alice Tully Hall, the La Jolla SummerFest, teaching and performances at the Indiana University String Academy and the Schneider Concert Series in New York City.
In June 2016, the Verona Quartet participates in Natalia Prishepenko ProQuartet Academy, as part of the ProQuartet Prize at the Wigmore Hall competition.