15. February 2012 · Comments Off on David Finckel is Leaving the Emerson Quartet · Categories: Announcements

On Tuesday, February 14th, it was announced that David Finckel would be be leaving the the Emerson Quartet at the end of the 2012-2013 season after more than thirty remarkable years. In this special blog post, David recounts his decision and discusses his thoughts on the Emerson Quartet and his own future.

Mr. Finckel and his wife, Wu Han, run the Music @ Menlo festival and institute. I’ve yet to get up there to hear anything, but they bring in a lot of top-notch, mostly (from what I can tell anyway) non-local folks for chamber music performances, and I believe they have workshops for talented up and coming younger musicians as well. I’ve heard the concerts are mighty fine.

Here is the Emerson Quartet just a “few” years ago!

Here they are a bit more recently: