STRING QUARTET JOSE WHITE
With more than twenty years of experience, the CCJW is today a benchmark for chamber music in Mexico and Latin America. Formed in the tradition of the classical string quartet, the CCJW has builded an outstanding contemporary and avant-garde (mainly Latin American) repertoire.
In 2000 the CCJW received the First Prize of the “Concurso de Música de Cámara” of the city of Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico and since then, they have performed in the most important forums in Mexico.
The CCJW repertoire also includes works for string quartet and orchestra wich they have performed with the “Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México”, “Orquesta Filarmónica de Zacatecas”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de Aguascalientes”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería”, and the “Orquesta Sinfónica de Heredia”of Costa Rica. National and international tours have allowed the CCJW to travel almost the entire territory of the Mexican Republic, the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
They have played with eminent musicians such as Jerry Horner and Christine Vlak (viola), Vincent Lhermet (accordion), Luis Humberto Ramos, Thomas Jones and Tara Bouman (clarinet), Roberto Limón and Rodrigo Neftalí (guitar), Wendy Holdaway (bassoon), Horacio Franco, Luis Julio Toro, Megan Maiorana and Alejandro Escuer (flute),
Michiko Otaki, Marta García Renart, Leonardo Gell, Ana María Tradatti, May Phang and Jorge Federico Osario (piano), Jesús Castro Balbi, Bozena Slawinska, Juan Hermida, Katie Schlaikjer (cello), Eva Gruesser (violín), “Cuarteto Latinoamericano” and the “Penderecki String Quartet”.
As inheritors of the teaching of their mentor Jerry Horner, the CCJW stands out for its considerable work in the pedagogical field, influencing young people and artists through their didactic concerts, conferences, composition and chamber music and workshops, as well as an annual intensive course for string quartets (“Curso Intensivo para Cuartetos de Cuerda”).
Thanks to the support of the “Sistema de Apoyos a la Creación y Proyectos Culturales de la Secretaría de Cultura de México”, in its program “México en Escena”, the CCJW summons a composition contest for string quartet writing every year since 2010. Multiple interpretations and recordings of the winning works are testimony of this contest.
The CCJW is conformed by Silvia Santa María and Cecilia García (violins), Sergio Carrillo (viola) and Orlando Espinosa (cello).