Cellist Warren Hagerty is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma Degree at the Juilliard School as a member of the Verona Quartet, which is the school’s Graduate Resident String Quartet. The quartet is mentored by the Juilliard Quartet, and also serve as their teaching assistants. Warren has performed on four continents, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Sydney Opera House, among others. As a member of the Quartet, he has been awarded top prizes in many of the world’s foremost chamber music competitions, including the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, Concert Artists Guild’s Victor Elmaleh Competition, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Chesakpeake International Chamber Music Competition, and Coleman National Chamber Music Competition.
The Verona Quartet was previously Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where they studied with the Pacifica Quartet. Warren completed a Bachelor of Music Degree at the Jacobs school, where he studied with Eric Kim and Sharon Robinson. While at the Jacobs School, he had many opportunities not only to hone his chamber music abilities, but also to become a more experienced orchestral player. He played for five semesters as the principal cellist of varying Jacobs School orchestras, and was also a contracted section cellist for the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony Orchestra for several years. In December of 2010, he played two concerts in Carnegie Hall as principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, under the baton of Jaime Laredo. Summer Festivals that Warren has participated in include the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and the Banff Centre’s Summer Chamber Music Residency.
In the summer of 2016, Warren and the Verona Quartet will participate in La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, and will return for the third straight year to teach at the Indiana University Summer String Academy. The Verona Quartet gave their Alice Tully Debut Recital in May of 2016.
This performance marks Warren Hagerty’s La Jolla Music Society debut.