The Eybler Quartet bids farewell to Aisslinn Nosky and welcomes Patricia Ahern!
September 14, 2022
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eybler Quartet welcomes Patricia Ahern in its first personnel change since our formation in 2004. Aisslinn Nosky’s recent career trajectory has taken her in fresh and new directions and it is time to move on. “Never in my wildest childhood career fantasies did I ever imagine that I would get to be a part of something as beautiful as the Eybler Quartet,” says Nosky. “The quartet has been my musical family and I will deeply treasure our time together.”
We are delighted to be welcoming Patricia Ahern, joining Julia Wedman in the other violin position. Our close association with Patricia over the last twenty years as a member of Tafelmusik has made this a particularly smooth and seamless change. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Eybler Quartet,” says Ahern. “It is so fantastic to be making music at the highest level with wonderful friends, and I am truly grateful for this opportunity.” The Eybler Quartet will begin to ramp up our concert and recording schedule in the near future, including appearances in the US and throughout Canada. Look for performances at Penn State University in early 2023, as part of an innovative collaboration with musicologist Mark Ferraguto. We are acting as consultants in preparing a new edition of recently rediscovered works by a colleague of Beethoven’s. More details on this and the forthcoming recording that will be part of the project! We’ll also be presenting a special set of guided listening performances with Suzannah Clark, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Musicat Harvard University, as well as performances in June 2023 as part of the Banff Centre’s Evolution:Quartet program. The Eybler Quartet would like to thank Aisslinn Nosky for her incredible contributions to the group from its inception, through innumerable concerts and several critically acclaimed recordings.In parting, Nosky offers, “My performance schedule south of the borderand around the world is preventing me from being a member of theEybler Quartet. I wish Patricia Ahern all best as she joins the quartet!”