A family producing one musical prodigy is cause for pride. Imagine turning out three of them.
The Henschel household boasts violinist twins Christoph and Markus and their violist sister Monika. The trio were sent to study with a graduate of the Moscow Violin School and graduated with distinction from London’s Royal College of Music.
To form the Henschel String Quartet, they added cellist Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj. They became the quartet in residence at the 1994 Aldeburgh Festival and the 1995/1996 Tanglewood Music Festival.
In 1995 the Henschel Quartet were winners of five prizes at international string quartet competitions in Evian, Banff and Salzburg. Their honor-laden ways continued on several continents and through contemporary proceedings with regular appearances at the Goethe Institute and the royal palace in Madrid, Spain.
Now they are bound for Mobile. On Jan. 24, they will appear in an area outreach for area students and teachers. Then on Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. they will take the stage at the University of South Alabama’s Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, 5751 USA Drive S.
Tickets are $20, $10 for students. Limited individual tickets will be available at the door and at Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea, 4072 Old Shell Road. Cash or check only.
For more information, call 251-476-8794 or go to mobilechambermusic.org.