In 2017 the Kahlo String quartet began its journey at The University of Southern Mississippi,  around a shared vision that music making is storytelling, and that everyone should have access to  meaningful musical experiences. For the Kahlo String Quartet, success is measured by audience  connection and community impact.  

Members Audrey Lee (United States), Manuela Romero (Cuba), Freddy Contreras (Venezuela),  and Andrea Beltran (Peru), are eager to explore the chamber music repertoire from their  respective cultural backgrounds. Because storytelling is a living and changing art form, the  Kahlo String Quartet actively seeks collaborations with composers around the world. Current  commissions and projects include “ Suite for String Quartet” by Venezuelan composer Jesus  David Medina, and Villancicos for String Quartet arranged by Kahlo String Quartet members.  

In 2018 and 2020 the Kahlo String Quartet was one of the two quartets to be awarded a  Fellowship at the Dali Quartet International Music Festival, an intensive chamber music training  program with components in performance and pedagogy. In 2019 the quartet was invited to  participate in the Carnegie Hall Audience Engagement Intensive, where they worked with Eric  Booth, Barret Hipes, Ensemble Connect, and music faculty from The Juilliard School, to hone  their craft of creating dynamic concert experiences and connecting with audiences.  

The Kahlo String Quartet has performed in venues across the United States, including Carnegie  Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, University of Southern Mississippi, and Moravian College.


Kahlo Quartet featuring the works of Villalobos, Haydn, and Mendelssohn

Monday, July 12th

6:00 PM 

Donations welcomed

LIMITED in-person seating - Only 10 spots available!


Join Kahlo Quartet for an evening of the sounds of Villalobos, Haydn, and Mendelssohn at the Oxford Arts Alliance. Join us live or on YouTube for this wonderful performance by emerging talent. 


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