String Quartet from the New York Philharmonic

           In Concert at Jamesport Meeting House May 7th


A string quartet comprised of members of the New York Philharmonic will perform

at the Jamesport Meeting House on Saturday evening, May 7th, at 7:30.


The concert, which will feature the works of Haydn and Schubert, is part of the venue’s 1731 Series, featuring professional musicians from the metropolitan area and marking the year the building was constructed and making it the oldest public building on the East End of Long Island.

Tickets are $20, with a price of $50 at the patron level, and are available at Attendees will be required to wear masks. It will be assumed that concert goers will have been vaccinated against COVID 19.


Not surprisingly, given their New York Philharmonic pedigrees, members of the ensemble, who play together as The New Jersey String Quartet, all have illustrious backgrounds.

Violinist Yulia Ziskel has established herself as a highly acclaimed solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, praised by the Strad Magazine for “the sweetness of her sound.”

            Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she began her musical training on the violin and piano at the age of four. She made her solo debut at the age of seven at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and, at age 12, as a soloist with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra.

Born in Jinan, China, violist Cong Wu moved to New York in 2010 after graduating from the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He holds a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a doctoral degree from Manhattan School of Music.

He joined the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. His performances throughout North America and Asia have included solo appearances with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Macau Youth Orchestra and New York Classical Players.

Violinist Sheryl Staples joined the New York Philharmonic as principal associate concertmaster in 1998 and made her solo debut with the orchestra in 1999, performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto led by Kurt Masur.

The New York Times wrote that “she is a perceptive musician, who plays with great rhythmic integrity and a lucid sense of phrase structure.” She is a member of the violin faculty at Manhattan School of Music and also teaches at The Juilliard School.

Cellist Eric Bartlett recently retired from the New York Philharmonic after 23 years. He served 14 seasons as principal cellist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and was a guest principal of the American Ballet Theatre orchestra.

Mr. Bartlett made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in 2015 in Per Nørgård’s Second Cello Concerto. He is an adjunct professor at The Juilliard School, where he teaches orchestral repertoire for cello and coaches the conductor-less Juilliard Chamber Orchestra.



Jamesport Meeting House Preservation Trust 
P.O. Box 330 (mailing address)
1590 Main Road (corner of Manor Lane)
Jamesport, NY 11947



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