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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:00 A. M.
Spring Luncheon at Lakewood Yacht Club
2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook
The Fidelis Quartet

The Fidelis Quartet, founded by Rodica Gonzalez, is comprised of four Houston Symphony musicians with a keen interest in the quartet repertoire. They have performed in Houston and Fredericksburg, Texas, Puerto Rico and Michigan, and in Carnegie Hall in both 2005 and 2011.

Mrs. Gonzalez was born in Bucharest, Romania, where she began her violin studies at the age of four. She gave her first concerto performance with the orchestra at the age of 11 while studying at the George Enescu Music School. At the age of 18, she enrolled in the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory in Bucharest. Rodica received her master's degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Her mentors include Modest Iftinchi, Sergiu Luca, and Christoph Eschenbach.

Mihaela Frusina, violin, is the sister of Rodica Gonzales. She received a high school diploma in violin performance from the George Enescu Music School before coming to Houston to study with Sergiu Luca at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Mihaela earned both her bachelor and master of music degrees at the Shepherd School. She played with the Houston Ballet and Grand Opera orchestras before joining the Houston Symphony in 1995. Her sister, Rodica Gonzalez, is also a member of the orchestra's violin section.

Wei Jiang was Born in China and began studying violin at the age of 5 with his father and then studied the viola after being admitted to the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, graduating with the highest honor from the Conservatory and subsequently taught there for 5 years. Wei came to the U.S. in 1996 to further his musical training at the Oberlin Conservatory and later at the University of Maryland. In 1999, he became a member of the Houston Symphony.

Jeffrey Butler, cellist for the Fidelis Quartet, holds degrees in music performance from Boston University and Michigan School of Music. Prior to joining the Houston Symphony in 1986, he was a member of the Detroit Symphony.

The public is invited, but reservations and tickets ($30 per person) are required.  The deadline is May 4.

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(281) 480-2930

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Carole Murphy
15706 Craighurst Dr.
Houston, TX 77059

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