ERIC WUEST violin, RUBY CHENG piano,
ALISHA BAUER cello, YUMING CHIU viola
Famous on the UCLA campus for their creativity and their excellence in performing, the Alcantara Piano Quartet strives to excel on the Los Angeles classical music scene. The Quartet is coached by renowned UCLA Professors, violist Paul Coletti and pianist Walter Ponce . In 2006, the Alcantara was a finalist of the International Coleman Chamber Competition and a semifinalist of the Fischoff National Chamber Competition. It also performed as the sole student ensemble in the UCLA Faculty Chamber Concerts in May 2006, premiering Peteris Vasks's Quartett in California. Besides being selected by audition to appear on Concertos Pomeridiano, the ensemble was invited to perform on the Nixon Library.