Alma String Quartet to play April 17 at library


The Alma String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Encinitas Library as part of its Music by the Sea Concert Series.

Tickets are $13.

The quartet consists of Eduardo Rios, violin; Madeleine Vaillanourt, violin; Benjamin Manis, cello; and Tanner Menees, viola.

The Alma String Quartet was formed at The Colburn School in spring 2013. As winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions 2014, the Quartet’s 2014-15 season sees its debut at Music in the Mansion in Beverly Hills, Music by the Sea in Encinitas, The Interludes in Torrance, the Brand Library in Glendale, the Newport Beach Library, and KUSC’s Sundays Live at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Quartet members are all bachelor of music candidates at The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. The Alma Quartet was selected for a fellowship at the 2014 Norfolk Summer Chamber Music Festival (working with members of the Emerson, Tokyo, and Brentano Quartets) and participated at the McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montreal. Other recent performances in the Los Angeles area include concerts at the Laguna Beach and Sierra Madre Playhouses, as well as participating in community outreach concerts.