Dali Quartet

"Each piece was livelier and more uninhibited than the last, as the quartet sunk deeper and with obviously greater pleasure into its dance-band persona, with instruments turned on their sides and strummed like guitars and ratchet percussion imitated by bowing below the bridge."  
San Francisco Classical Voice

Dalí Quartet, comprised of Ari Isaacman-Beck, Carlos Rubio, Adriana Linares and Jesus Morales, is acclaimed for bringing Latin American quartet repertoire to an equal standing alongside the Classical and Romantic canon. With its classical roots and Latin Soul programming, the group has toured the U.S., Canada and South America. Because of its fresh approach, the quartet has been called upon for return engagements at the National Gallery of Art, Friends of Chamber Music in Portland, Chamber Music at Beall, and the SA’OAXACA International Music Festival in México, among others. The Dalí Quartet is the 2021 recipient of Chamber Music America’s Guarneri String Quartet Residency, funded by the Sewell Family Foundation, and the 2021 Silver Medal at the inaugural Piazzolla Music Competition. The quartet is also the 2019 recipient of the Atlanta Symphony’s esteemed Aspire Award for accomplished African American and Latino Musicians.


Divertimento Caribeño No 3 (2018)                                                   Sonia Morales (Puerto Rico, 1961 -  )Merengue apambichao
Bolero son
Merengue apambichao
 La Oración del Torero, Op. 34                                                                       Joaquín Turina (Spain, 1882-1949)“The Bullfighter’s Prayer” (1925)
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 (1948)                                                  Alberto Ginastera (Argentina, 1916-1983)
Allegro violento ed agitato
Calmo e poetico
Allegramente rústico



String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 (Rasumovsky)                                Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Introduzione. Andante con moto – Allegro vivace
Andante con moto quasi allegrettoMinuet. Grazioso – TrioAllegro molto

Praised for his “enormous soul and a big, vibrant sound,” (The Reading Eagle), violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck is a captivating and multi-faceted artist whose solo and chamber music performances have taken him all over the world, to venues such as Jordan Hall, the Kennedy Center, Zürich’s Tönhalle, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. An award-winning violinist, he was the 2016 winner of the Lili Boulanger International Competition, won second prize in 2006 at the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition, and received the prize for the best performance of the commissioned work, Thomas McKinley’s Dialogues, at the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition.

Violinist Carlos Rubio began his musical career as a member of Venezuela's famous Youth Orchestra System ("El Sistema"). As a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, he toured France, Japan, USA, Mexico, Spain and participated in seven CD recordings under the Dorian Records label.

Mr. Rubio has taught master classes and performed at Miami University, Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, University of Tennessee, Drake University, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Festival de Música Latinoamericana in Colombia, Festival y Academia del Nuevo Mundo, the Simon Bolivar Conservatory of Music in Venezuela, Colorado State University, and is a founding member of the Dalí Quartet International Music Festival.

Venezuelan-American violist Adriana Linares is one of today's most talented artists, she has an active career as a chamber musician, pedagogue, conductor, mentor, and entrepreneur.

Her playing has been called "meltingly beautiful" by Naxos label reviewers, her performances and recordings have received international acclaim in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and the USA. She was described by Grammy Award-winning violist Roger Tapping as "an artist of extraordinary merit and ability who is not only excellent but also distinctive, characterful and individual."

Jesús A. Morales Matos was born into a prominent musical family and is an active soloist, recording artist, and chamber musician. As a member of the Dalí Quartet, Jesus is on faculty at West Chester University as part of the quartet's residency. His students have been accepted into esteemed music schools such as the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, and Temple University.

As a concert artist, Fanfare Magazine wrote, “not since DuPre’s or Starker’s performances of the Saint-Saëns Concerto have I heard such miraculous playing: clean as a whistle, impassioned, technically adept, and exhibiting extraordinary control.” The Salt Lake Tribune added, “his sound has an assertive, gorgeous quality, from the cello’s brusque low notes to its sweet upper range.” The New York Concert Review hailed him as a soloist “in a category above many cellists of today … inspired and captivating.” The Caribbean Business declared, “…he is already talked about as a soloist of potential international stature.”