The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life. Cellist Caroline Stinson joins the quartet for the first time this season.
Allan Ware, a Raleigh native now living in Germany, studied at Davidson College, the University of North Carolina, and the Peabody Conservatory. Awarded a Fulbright Grant in 1980, he began performing exclusively as a soloist and chamber musician.