Giancarlo LattaNew York, NY
Fiercely committed to the music of our time, violinist and composer Giancarlo Latta is interested in the intersection and convergence of music old and new, a passion he explores principally as a member of the acclaimed New York-based Argus Quartet. He has worked with dozens of composers both young and established, including Mario Davidovsky, George Lewis, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and has been heard in venues as diverse as the Rothko Chapel (Houston), Royal Albert Hall (London) as part of the BBC Proms, and Neubad (Lucerne, Switzerland), a multipurpose performance space in a former public swimming pool. Recent highlights include duo performances with flutist Claire Chase, the U.S. premiere of Liza Lim’s opera Tree of Codes at the Spoleto Festival USA, and residencies at Yellow Barn and Avaloch Farm. Giancarlo studied with Paul Kantor at Rice University and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago.