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The Indianapolis Quartet to perform at Northwestern University’s Lutkin Hall

The Indianapolis Quartet
The Indianapolis Quartet

Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis to make Chicago debut

CHICAGO – The Indianapolis Quartet will perform a free concert at Northwestern University’s Lutkin Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018. The concert is free and open to the public.

The University of Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Quartet, an elite ensemble of widely acclaimed musicians whose global reputations and performance successes have established the ensemble as a quintessential example of musical excellence in the Midwest. Founded in 2016 through a collaboration between University faculty and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Quartet has since performed to capacity crowds and continued the tradition of artistic and cultural significance at the University.

The Indianapolis Quartet performs in the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, an award-winning 500-seat performance space, art gallery and working classroom building at the University of Indianapolis that hosts performances throughout the year to an established and evolving arts and cultural community. The hall provides a venue for perfect acoustic performances, as well as countless studios and practice rooms where ensembles rehearse and individual performers develop their craft.

Meet the Indianapolis Quartet

Known for his virtuosic, high-energy performances, violinist Zachary De Pue successfully balances his roles as Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, soloist, chamber musician and fiddler.

Joana Genova, assistant professor of violin at the University of Indianapolis, has an international career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, teacher and soloist. She formerly served as concertmaster of the Amsterdam Bach Consort and was a member of Amsterdam Sinfonietta in Holland before establishing herself in the United States.

Violist Michael Isaac Strauss performs around the world as a solo, chamber and symphonic musician, and was principal violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for 20 years.

Award-winning cellist Austin Huntington made his solo orchestral debut at the age of ten and at twenty he was appointed principal cello of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, currently making him one of the youngest principal musicians in a major American orchestra.

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The Indianapolis Quartet
Zachary De Pue and Joana Genova, violin
Michael Isaac Strauss, viola
Austin Huntington, cello

Monday, March 12
7:30 p.m.

Lutkin Concert Hall
Northwestern University
700 University Place (between Sherman Avenue and Sheridan Road)
Evanston, IL 60208


The Indianapolis Quartet makes its Chicago debut with the Beethoven F major quartet, Op. 18, No. 1; Shostakovich C major quartet No. 1, Op. 49; and Brahms A minor quartet, Op. 51, No. 2.

To schedule an interview with Indianapolis Quartet members, contact Sara Galer, Senior Communications Specialist, at 317-514-0387.