[caption id="attachment_9660" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The Miro Quartet. Cellist Joshua Gindele is at left. Photo: Nathan Russell.[/caption]
Caitriona Bolster of KWAX had a charming and illuminating conversation with cellist Joshua Gindele in advance of the Miró Quartet's concert this Sunday December 9 in Beall Hall.
In Part 1 the cellist talks about the quartet's formative days at Oberlin, winning perestigious competitions, and how it came to take the name of the Spanish surrealist artist.
In Part 2 he describes this Sunday's program of two "late, great Schubert quartets." Although they were among the first pieces the group ever performed, Gindele says they "never get tired of them. The music is spectacular." Gindele also talks about his unusual start as a cellist - his first instrument was a viola with an end pin.