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With performances in practically every major city in North and South America, Europe, the Far East, and Australia, the Vermeer Quartet has achieved an international stature as one of the world's finest ensembles. Formed in 1969 at Marlboro, its members are originally from Israel, Germany, New York, and Nebraska, thus providing a unique blend of musical and cultural backgrounds. Switzerland’s Suisse writes, “Out of this alchemy is born a thing of beauty which one can define, without hesitation, as perfection.”
The Vermeer has performed at virtually all the most prestigious festivals, including Tanglewood, Aldeburgh, Norfolk, Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Taos, Bath, South Bank, Lucerne, Stresa, Flanders, Kneisal Hall, Caramoor, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein, Orlando, Daniel, Edinburgh, Great Woods, Spoleto, Ravinia, and the Casals Festival. Based in Chicago, they spend part of each summer on the coast of Maine as the featured ensemble for Bay Chamber Concerts. The Vermeer has been associated with Northern Illinois University as “resident artist faculty” since 1970. They are also Fellows at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.