Camerata Chicago String Quintet

Chamber Music
with the
Camerata Chicago String Quintet

Mathias Tacke (violin), Rika Seko (violin), Rebecca Swan (viola),
Istvan Loga (viola), Christopher Ferrer (‘cello)

Beethoven String Quintet No.2, Op. 29 in C Major

This free live-streamed concert was
performed on November 20, 2020

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Livestreamed from the Sanctuary
Gary United Methodist Church

Enjoy this fabulous performance of the Beethoven String Quintet No. 2 with our new quintet in this live-streamed chamber music concert.

String Quintet Repertoire

Beethoven String Quintet No.2, Op. 29 in C Major

Leader: Rika Seko

1 Allegro moderato (C major)
2 Adagio molto espressivo (F major)
3 Scherzo. Allegro (C major)
4 Presto (C major)

Phantasy Quintet, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Leader: Mathias Tacke

1 Prelude. Lento ma non troppo (C minor)
2 Scherzo. Prestissimo (D minor)
3 Alla Sarabanda. Lento (A major)
4 Burlesca. Allegro moderato (D minor)

This Vaughan Williams video is not available due to copyright restrictions.

Camerata Chicago String Quintet Artists

Mathias Tacke – Concert Master, Violin

Mathias Tacke is Concert Master of Camerata Chicago and was the second violinist of the acclaimed Vermeer Quartet, Chicago from 1992 until 2007. He is Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Northern Illinois University and Guest Lecturer for String Chamber Music at Northwestern University. Mathias was appointed Concertmaster of Camerata Chicago in the summer of 2008. … read more.

Rika Seko – Violin

After graduating from Tokyo University of Arts, Rika Seko began her professional career in Bogota, Colombia in 1986, first as guest Concertmaster of the Colombia Symphony, then as Assistant Concertmaster in the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. During that time, she performed over 20 different concertos, from Baroque to Contemporary Repertoire, and gave numerous recitals in Latin America. Since moving to Chicago in 1994 Rika has appeared with many Chicago-area orchestras including Camerata Chicago, … read more.

Rebecca Swan – Viola

Rebecca Swan (BM The Juilliard School ’04) is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory. A native of the Chicago area, Rebecca recently moved back after several years in Charlotte, NC, where she played Principal Viola for Charlotte’s Broadway Series and subbed regularly with the Charlotte Symphony. She has studied under Itzhak Perlman, Peter Slowik, Toby Appel, and James Dunham, as well as … read more.

Istvan Loga – Viola

Istvan Loga has followed his passion for classical music across borders. At the George Enesco School of Music under the guidance of Professor Alexander Gavaller he won numerous prestigious awards and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. In 2010 he studied with the Cordis Quartet at Nederland’s Strijkkwartet Academie under Stefan Metz (Orlando Quartet) and Marc Danel (Quatuor Danel). Istvan performed alongside world-renowned pianist Martha Argerich … read more.

Christopher Ferrer – Principal Cello, Continuo

Cellist Christopher Ferrer is Principal Cellist of Camerata Chicago and a member of Lakeshore Rush. From 2013-2014 he worked as principal cellist for the West Side Story North American Tour. Christopher attended the Royal College of Music in London and Northern Illinois University. While in high school, he was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Encore Chamber Orchestra. … read more.