Miami Beach String Quartet coming to Emerson

Responding to a last-minute scheduling opportunity, Vero Beach’s Emerson Center has booked the Miami Beach String Quartet for Thursday night, Jan. 6th.

The 7 p.m. performance will showcase two of the definitive selections in the string quartet repertoire. Both Schubert’s “Quartet No. 13” and Beethoven’s “Opus 59, No.1,” more commonly called the “Rasumovsky in F Major,” represent the intensity and intimacy that characterizes the genre.  

The Miami Beach String Quartet comprises four experienced soloists.

Ian Maksin has been described as “one of the most unique and gifted artists of his generation.”

The master cellist already has a reputation in Vero Beach, where he plays principal cello for the Atlantic Classical Orchestra.

He has just returned from a string of solo engagements in Chicago, Boston, and New York.

The Russian-born Maksin is a native of St. Petersburg, and a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. //He has recorded several CDs including “Solo Flight,” which includes the two complete Bach “Suites for Solo Cello,” among other works for cello.

Another native Russian, violinist Aleksandr Zhuk, was born into a celebrated musical family in Moscow.

He started his musical studies at age 6 at the Gnessin School for Gifted Children.

He holds degrees from the Utrecht Conservatory and won a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.

He also performs with the Florida Grand Opera orchestra.

Serbian-born violinist Dina Kostic holds degrees from Southern Methodist and Northwestern University.

In addition to the MBSQ, she plays with Chamber Music Palm Beach, the Florida Philharmonic and the New World Symphony.

Dina performs regularly as a soloist and has a number of recording credits.

Chauncey Patterson, violist, studied at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Curtis Institute.

He played principal viola with both the Denver Symphony and the Buffalo Symphony orchestras.

He is currently solo violist for Florida Grand Opera.

He has performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl.


Date: Thursday, Jan. 6

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Vero Beach’s Emerson Center, The Emerson Center is located at 1590 27th Avenue, at the intersection of 16th Street.


Tickets can be purchased from the Emerson Center website at or can be reserved by calling the box office at (772) 778-5249.

Tickets are $20 per person, $10 for students.

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