A "Quartet With a Cause:"
We, the founding members of Cattus Quartet, share a love for our pets, and animals in general.
We are those friends who are forever sharing videos and photos of pugs and baby elephants (and our own pets!) with you. In forming this group (and taking the name “Cattus,” which means cat in Latin), we felt the need to give back in some way to our community – specifically, to animals in need.
Like most people, we find it difficult to make a large charitable donation all at once, so we decided to donate a portion of all proceeds that Cattus books and completes, allowing us to make regular contributions to animal/pet charitable organizations. Read more, here.
Our quartet members are all accomplished string players who are well-versed in multiple genres of music. We have studied at and hold degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, UCLA, Cornell University, and California State University, Northridge. Our members have performed all over the greater Los Angeles area – including Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Shrine Auditorium, Royce Hall (UCLA), Broad Stage, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – and beyond in at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as abroad in France, Portugal, Columbia, and South Korea. Our members also perform in the genre-bending chamber music ensemble, The Whyman Project, which was a winner of the prestigious 2014 Beverly Hills National Auditions. The group most recently performed at the internationally renowned Los Angeles jazz club, Blue Whale.