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Chamber music society of the Mid-Willamette Valley

Salem String Quartet - Oct. 7

  • Cauis Oprea, violin
  • Katherine Parks, cello
  • Sigrun Oprea, violin
  • Brandon Correa, viola


Franz Schubert - String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, Op. 29, "Rosamunde"

  • Allegro ma non troppo
  • Andante
  • Menuetto -- Allegretto
  • Allegro moderato

Antonín Dvořák - String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, "American"

  • Allegro ma non troppo
  • Lento
  • Molto vivace
  • Finale. Vivace ma non troppo
Salem String Quartet players
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The Performers:

Caius Oprea was born in Romania. After finishing his studies in the U.S.he has extensively played and toured around the world as Concertmaster of various orchestras. He greatly enjoys chamber music and teaching when not travelling or skiing with his family.

Katherine Parks, a native of Eastern Idaho, is a seasoned musician and pedagogue, playing on a Christopher Dungey cello that was built in 1997, based on a 1739 Montagnana model. She graduated from the Richard-Strauss Konservatorium and teaches adjunct cello at W.O.U. Outside music, she is passionate about swimming and exotic cuisine.

Sigrun Oprea is a native of South Africa and holds various degrees in performance and teaching. Aside from being an avid horse rider, she is involved with all things music, from chamber music to teaching privately and in various Salem-Keizer school district music programs.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Brandon Correa graduated from the University of Hawaii and holds a Masters degree from the University of Illinois. He currently teaches privately in Salem and shares his time as a vineyard manager at Barrell Hill Vineyards and pouring wine for guests at Brooks Winery.