The Pollock Quartet, composed of students from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., will perform Sunday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m. at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. The concert is part of the quartet's first tour of Midcoast Maine, which also includes an outdoor concert Thursday evening, Aug. 8, in the Camden Amphitheatre.

Eastman School has long been known for the highest standards of performance, scholarship, creativity and teaching. Its 900 students, 100 full-time faculty and 60 part-time faculty interact fully with the Rochester community through a lively year-round array of musical adventures.

The Pollock Quartet was formed by violinists Alexander Lee and Victor Ronchetti; and cellist Ben Fried, with the recent addition of Molly Goldman on viola. Fried won the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Junior Division, the largest chamber music competition in the world. Goldman was the 2012 prize winner in the American Protege International Strings and Piano competition, which resulted in a performance at Carnegie Hall. Ronchetti made his Lincoln Center debut in New York City when he was 10-years-old, performing the first movement of the Mozart A Major concerto with the Little Orchestra Society. In addition to his musical studies, he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Rochester. Lee has performed concertos with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra and is a repeat winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Competition. He will travel to Colorado later this summer as part of the National Repertory Orchestra.

Following the concert, there will be a reception in the church gallery to meet the talented musicians and discuss their approaches to making classical music exciting, engaging and accessible to all audiences. Admission is $10 at the door, free for students younger than 16. For more information, contact Judy Waterman at 596-0093.

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