Maia Quartet Names New Violinist

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The Maia Quartet has chosen Tricia Park to fill its vacant first violinist position, the University of Iowa announced.

The quartet, which was formed in 1990 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, is in residence at the UI School of Music.

Park replaces founding first violinist Amy Appold, who left the group last fall to teach at the University of Missouri. Park was selected through an unusually public search process, in which two finalists visited the university to teach, rehearse, and perform.

Trained at the Juilliard School, Park won the Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has performed as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Montreal Symphony, and other groups.

The other members of the Maia Quartet are founding violist Elizabeth Oakes, cellist Hannah Holman, and violinist Margaret Soper Gutierrez.

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