Rare Music: "A Fine Old Italian Cello," featuring Fred Raimi of the the Ciompi Quartet
Friday, 3 April, 4pm, Perkins Library, Biddle Rare Book Room
Fred Raimi will discuss and perform on his cello, made in Cremona, Italy, in 1697 by Vincenzo Ruggieri. The discussion will address questions of quality, authenticity and valuation of the cello.
Raimi is the longest-serving member of Duke's Ciompi Quartet, having joined the ensemble in 1974. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Raimi received his M.M. degree from SUNY-Binghamton, where he also performed as a member of the Amici Quartet. He has been artist-in-residence at both Hamilton and Colgate universities, and won the International Cello Competition in Portugal in 1971. Raimi was a member of Pablo Casals' final master class, and has participated in chamber music festivals throughout the country, including the Spoleto Festival, Marlboro Festival, and Monadnock Music. Co-sponsored by the Duke University Libraries and the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections.
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