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Name Reference in name Residence Began Ended  
Fine Arts U H

Principles/mandate?

USA 1939
  M T R R
Notes

The Quartet’s work was interrupted during the Second World War, although it gave some concerts then, with a varied roster of players.

Its official year of founding is 1946. In its early years it was also known as the Fine Arts Quartet of Chicago and the Fine Arts Quartet of the American Broadcasting Company.

Problems, questions

Morris Morovitsky played 2nd violin in a concert on 1946-05-03 in Chicago. Was he a continuing member, or a substitute?

Additional references
ext Given name Family name   Start Stop    
VIOLIN I   Leonard Sorkin b. 1916 1939 1982 d. 1985  
 
  Ralph Evans b. 1953 1982    
 
VIOLIN II   Bernard A
Ben
Senescu b. 1904 1939 194u d. 1968  
 
  Joseph Stepansky b. 1916 1946 1954 d. 1984  
 
  Abram Loft b. 1922 1954 1979 d. 2019  
 
 
Additional references

Fine Arts Quartet Records, 1910–1989 [2011-05-16]

  Laurence Shapiro b. 1942 1979 1983    
 
 
Additional references

Fine Arts Quartet Records, 1910–1989 [2011-05-16]

  Efim Boico   1983    
 
VIOLA   Sheppard Lehnhoff b. 1905 1939 1952 d. 1978  
 
  Irving Ilmer b. 1919 1952 1963 d. 1997  
 
  Gerald Stanick b. 1933 1963 1968    
 
  Bernard Zaslav b. 1926 1968 1980 d. 2016  
 
  Jerry Horner b. 1935 1980 2000 d. 2019  
 
  Michael Strauss   2000 2001    
 
  Yuri A
Юрий
Yuriy
Gandelsman A
Гандельсман
Handelsmann
b. 1951 2001 2008    
 
  Chauncey Patterson   2008 2009    
 
  Nicolò Eugelmi   2009 2013    
 
  Juan-Miguel Hernández b. 1985 2013 2018    
 
 
Notes

He went on tours as the quartet’s violist in 2013–14 and joined as a member in 2014.

  Gil Sharon   2018    
 
CELLO   George Sopkin b. 1914 1939 1942 d. 2008  
 
  Karl Fruh   1942?    
 
  George Sopkin b. 1914 1946 1979 d. 2008  
 
  Wolfgang Laufer b. 1946 1979 2011 d. 2011  
 
  Robert Cohen   2012 2018    
 
 
Notes

He went on tours as the quartet’s cellist in 2011 and joined as a member in 2012.

  Niklas Schmidt b. 1958 2018