Hailed for its “precision, assertiveness and vigor” (The New York Times), its “gripping intensity” and “suspenseful and virtuoso playing” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and for a “hair-raising performance (Strad Magazine), the Amphion String Quartet is a winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. The Quartet recently served as the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-In-Residence at the Caramoor Festival for the 2012-13 season and has recently joined the roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center CMS Two program.
Violinists Katie Hyun and David Southorn, violist, Wei-Yang Andy Lin, and cellist, Mihai Marica, first joined together for a performance at Sprague Hall at the Yale School of Music in February, 2009. The overwhelmingly positive audience reception at this concert was the inspiration behind their mutual desire to pursue a career as the Amphion String Quartet. Recent honors include the 2012 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant in New York; First Prize at the Hugo Kauder String Quartet Competition in New Haven, CT; and First Prize in the Piano and Strings category as well as the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Plowman Chamber Music Competition held in Columbia, MO.