Sounds Upstairs: Cygnus Quartet
The Cygnus Quartet was founded in 2017 through the Youth Chamber Connection program (YC2). They are coached by cellist Karissa Shivone of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Although the members travel from all corners of Pittsburgh in order to rehearse, they are united in their passion and dedication to chamber music.
Cygnus was honored to receive a 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award in 2018, and they placed second in the Great Composers Competition in the Best Grieg Performance category. They were featured in Pittsburgh’s first Korean Music Festival in 2017 and 2018, advocating the need for cultural diversity and awareness.
The Cygnus Quartet members are:
Chaehyun “Cuna” Kim, violin, 11th grade, Fox Chapel HS
Sein Lee, violin, 11th grade, Mt. Lebanon HS
Seowon “Thomas” Chang, viola, 10th grade, Peters Township HS
Mirra Rasmussen, cello, 12th grade, Chartiers Valley HS