Cuarteto Latinoamericano Coming to Ford Recital Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cuarteto Latinoamericano, one of the world’s most renowned classical music ensembles, will come to Ford Family Recital Hall on Saturday, Feb. 19, for a 7:30 p.m. concert.

The quartet’s appearance is part of the Pipino Performing Artts Series at YSU. Tickets are $30, $25 and (free for YSU students) and are available at

The group – which consists of Saul, Aron and Alvaro Bitran, and Javier Montiel – has been the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet for three decades.

Founded in Mexico in 1982, the Cuarteto has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan, and New Zealand. It has premiered more than a hundred works written for it and continues to introduce new and neglected composers to the genre. 

Winners of the 2012 and 2016 Latin Grammys for Best Classical Recordings, the quartet has  been recognized with the Mexican Music Critics Association Award and three times received Chamber Music America/ASCAP’s “Most Adventurous Programming” Award.

As part of its visit to Youngstown, Cuarteto Latinoamericano will also present a free masterclass at 1 p.m. the day of the concert in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus. Registration is not required.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.