Quartet 212

David Chan, violin, is the concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.  Mr. Chan made his Carnegie Hall debut during the 2002-2003 season, performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the Met Orchestra under the baton of James Levine; and his New York debut at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in 1995, performing Paganini’s Concerto No. 2 under the direction of Hugh Wolff.  More recently, he again appeared as soloist at Carnegie Hall with the Met Orchestra in a performance of Gubaidulina’s “In Tempus Praesens” conducted by Fabio Luisi.  His recordings include a recital program, a disc of two Paganini concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra, and an album of violin/cello duos with cellist Rafael Figueroa. A native of San Diego, Mr. Chan began his musical education at the age of four.  His principal teachers were Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, and Michael Tseitlin; and he first gained international recognition when, at the age of seventeen, he won a top prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow.  A graduate of both Harvard University and The Juilliard School, Mr. Chan is currently on the faculty at Juilliard.

Catherine Ro, Violin, has established herself as an active chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist. Her concerts have taken her to Russia, Finland, Lithuania, Spain, France, Portugal, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and elsewhere. She made her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  As a chamber musician, she performs regularly at Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot, held in the Burgundy region of France. In addition, she has performed at Carnegie Hall with the Met Chamber Ensemble under James Levine. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees from the Juilliard School, where she was a teaching fellow and assistant to Dorothy DeLay. She studied with Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki, Felix Galimir, and Zaven Melikian.

Dov Scheindlin, Viola, is a member and Artistic Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and an Associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets, has performed in 28 countries, and in 1999 won the Siemens Prize. He has appeared as soloist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and has recorded extensively for EMI, Teldec, and others, winning the Gramophone Award in 2002 for the Arditti Quartet’s recording of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Pulse Shadows. He has premiered chamber music by Britten, Carter, Kurtág, Adès and others, and has performed at festivals such as Salzburg, Luzern, and Tanglewood with members of the Juilliard, Alban Berg, Tokyo, and Borodin String Quartets. 

Rafael Figueroa, Violincello, has been the Principal cellist with the Metropolitan opera since 1995, and has appeared both as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Europe, South and Central Americas, Korea, and Japan. He is the winner of many distinguished competitions and awards including First Prize at the Gregor Piatigorsky Competition in Boston, The Bronze Medal at the International Pablo Casals Competition in Budapest and concerto competition winner at the Third American Cello Congress.  He has been a frequent soloist with the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico as well as the Casals Festival in Tokyo, The Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Aspen Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, the Musique et Vin Festival in Burgundy and the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival.  He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut to critical acclaim together with concertmaster David Chan and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in the Brahms Double concerto led by James Levine. He completed his studies at Indiana University under Janos Starker and Gary Hoffman.