(Fine Arts Quartet)
Ralph Evans, Prize Winner in the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, concertized as soloist throughout Europe and North America before succeeding Leonard Sorkin as first violinist of the Fine Arts Quartet. Evans, who has toured worldwide with the Quartet for over 40 years, has recorded more than 100 works released on over 50 different albums. A cum laude graduate of Yale University and Fulbright Scholar in London, he studied with Szymon Goldberg and Nathan Milstein in Europe, and subsequently won the top prize in a number of major American competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York. He has also received international recognition for his work as a composer. His award-winning composition Nocturne has been performed on American Public Television and his String Quartet No. 1, released on the Naxos label, has been warmly greeted in the press. He is Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the New School Universitys Mannes College of Music in New York.