Student ensembles within the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute embody the goals of the institute for the development of our students as musicians, professionals and active, performing artists. In addition to participating in ensembles, the Institute develops outstanding chamber musicians through coaching, rehearsals, seminars and performance opportunities. Featured student ensembles include the Giannini String Quartet, Chrysalis Woodwind Quintet, and Chrysalis Brass Quintet, among others.
The Giannini Quartet is the scholarship string quartet of the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. With this quartet and other student ensembles, the Chrysalis Institute fosters the development of outstanding chamber musicians through coachings, rehearsals, seminars and performance opportunities, and through the mentorship of UNCSA’s distinguished faculty and a host of distinguished visiting artists.
The Quiescent Quintet is a wind quintet committed to inspired performances, distinctive musical interpretations and service to the community. The award-winning quintet is composed of graduate students from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
The quintet is part of the renowned Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute at UNCSA. Through the Institute they have performed in master classes with David Shifrin and Milan Turkovic of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and with Michael Maccaferri and Matt Albert of Eighth Blackbird. In addition to participation in university masterclasses and performances, the Quiescent Quintet is active in the local community through participation in community engagement, outreach projects, and partnerships with the Cross the Line Project. The quintet was recently named the winner of the North Carolina MTNA State Chamber Music Competition and the MTNA Regional Competition, and was a finalist in the MTNA National Competition in Baltimore.
The Quiescent Quintet is comprised of Sami Eudy (flute), Kali Poore (oboe), Clifford Tam (clarinet), Phillip Kandel (bassoon), and Marie Smith (horn).
Newly formed in the fall of 2015, the Chrysalis Brass Quintet will represent UNCSA in numerous performances. In addition to other performances, members of Chrysalis Brass have played for musicians from the Chicago Symphony, including acting principal hornist Dan Gingrich.