Lux String Quartet, with Erika Blanco [violin], Stephanie Skor [violin], Kirsti Petraborg [viola], and Eric Graf [cello], is a Twin-Cities based ensemble, bringing a dynamic edge to performance and education since 2013. As avid recitalists, Lux maintains an active presence in a wide array of musical spheres, from concert halls and churches, to coffee shops and podcasts. Their concert series, "Lattes with Lux," established an enthusiastic fan base and is currently hosted by several local, independent coffee houses around the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
A wide spectrum of musical backgrounds and tastes contributes to the group's creativity, which is reflected in their collaborative projects with other artists. In addition to presenting classical repertoire, Lux frequently collaborates with other musicians, actors, and composers to perform contemporary works, pushing boundaries of presentation, form, and aesthetic.
Dedicated to music education and instilling a love for their art in the next generation, Lux String Quartet presents at elementary schools and other music education programs. They served as quartet-in-residence at Augsburg University Suzuki Talent Education and are currently the quartet-in-residence for the Oskaloosa Music Festival.
Visit Classical MPR's 2017-18 Class Notes Artist page here to stream Lux's recording of Dvorak's String Quartet No. 12 in F major ("American"), 2. Lento
Check out Lux's summer 2015 MPR recording of Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 2, opus 13, 1. Adagio - Allegro vivace and Benjamin's Lux soundbite - click here!
Visit www.luxstringquartet.com to learn more