Vega Quartet Residency

The Vega Quartet has been performing at the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival for many seasons. 

This year, they will be in residency on The Plateau in October, offering many opportunities for music lovers of all ages to experience their talent.

The Vega String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, is known for cultivating a new generation of chamber music lovers through dynamic performances and innovative community engagement.  They perform both nationally and internationally, most recently in Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Sacramento, Berlin, San Miguel, and the Brahmssaal in Vienna’s Musikverein. 

One of the unique aspects of the Quartet’s residency at Emory is to bring performance into the classroom, collaborating with academic professors to create interdisciplinary parallels and conversations.  They also enrich the cultural life of their community, having founded the Emory Youth Chamber Music Program, which gives intensive training in small ensemble playing to advanced pre-college students. 

On Friday, October 13, the Vega String Quartet will be offering three free events for area youngsters.  They will give a mini program at Blue Ridge School and Summit Charter schools in Cashiers and later that day, at Highlands School.  These programs will be both a concert and an informative talk and will capture the interest of all students.  

That evening, they will be performing at a pajama party for community children at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library.  Also free, thanks to the generosity of the Cullasaja Women’s Outreach, the quartet will be giving a concert at Chestnut Hill in Highlands Saturday, October 14. 

Saturday, October 14, at 5:00 P.M. the Vega Quartet will be performing at the First Presbyterian Church in Highlands.  This concert is by reservation only and no tickets will be sold at the door, with tickets costing $33 each.  This will be followed by an already sold-out Feast.  The quartet will be performing during the regular concert series, August 4 - 6.  

For a complete listing of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival schedule visit them online at or call the office
at (828) 526-9060.