B E T A  Q u a r t e t 

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"BETA Quartet is redefining the medium in a way for which the flute world has been thirsty for a long time."

Valerie Coleman, Flutist & Composer, University of Miami

"The Quartet plays each piece with dedication and finesse, deeply finding the essence of each piece in their interpretations. Each player is an accomplished, lovely player with great sound and solid technique, and together they create a unique, virtuosic album of quartets. Give it a listen!

Barbara Siesel, The Flute View

"Chamber music at its finest!" 

Kenneth Tse, Saxophonist, University of Iowa

Described as "chamber music at its finest" by Kenneth Tse and "unique and virtuosic" by Barbara Siesel, BETA Quartet is an award-winning ensemble comprised of flutists Eftihia Arkoudis, Tatiana Cassetta, Alyssa Schwartz, and Meg Brennan. 

BETA is dedicated to exploring and promoting the cutting edge of modern flute music by premiering and performing works by living composers from around the world. The ensemble is actively engaged through concerts, masterclasses, and educational outreach across the country and abroad.

As strong competitors, BETA has won First Prize at the West Virginia Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, First Prize at the Flute Society of Kentucky Quartet Competition, and advanced to the semi-finals of the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The group has performed and presented workshops at the National Flute Association Convention, Florida Flute Association Convention, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia, and the International Flute Symposium.

BETA’s activities have been partially funded by grants from The Friends of Flutes Foundation and West Virginia University, and their recognition within the flute community resulted in sponsorship by Flute Specialists, Inc. (Clawson, MI). As of 2019, BETA Quartet is a Trevor James Low Flutes Ensemble.

BETA released their debut album in 2017 with Merandi Records. The album is available through Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and www.betaquartet.com

BETA released their debut album with ℗2017 Merandi Records

To find out more about the ensemble's vision and activiteies , visit: 

©2020  Eftihia V. Arkoudis  - Performer, Teacher, and Lecturer

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