Westfarms Quartet

Westfarms Quartet photos by Marc Russell Photography

June 12, 2022 - 3:00pm

Leroy Anderson House, Woodbury, CT

Selah Kwak & Mike Winer, violin

Dylan Lomangino, viola

Max Hanks, cello

String Quartet No. 63 in Bb Major "Sunrise" Op. 76, No. 4 by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor Op. 13 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

This is a FREE outdoor concert, with advanced reservation

Please visit the Leroy Anderson House website for more information

Founded in 2020, the Westfarms String Quartet has performed extensively throughout central Connecticut and the surrounding areas. As individuals, the quartet’s musicians have performed in numerous orchestras, chamber ensembles, and have even appeared as soloists with orchestra and in recital. Each holds advanced degrees in music from institutions in cities ranging from Boston, to Storrs, to Cleveland, and Kansas City. Recent engagements have brought the quartet to the Leroy Anderson House in Woodbury, CT for an outdoor concert to bring community members together and celebrate the lifting of the COVID gathering restrictions. Founding quartet musicians include Dylan Lomangino, Mai Vestergaard, and Mike Winer.

Dylan Lomangino, viola

Dylan Lomangino is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2014 followed by a Masters of Science in Music Education from the University of Bridgeport in 2016. He studied viola at UConn with Robert Meyer, Steve Larson and Dr. Solomiya Ivakhiv. He is currently the elementary strings teacher at Riverside Magnet School in East Hartford, a program that he began in the Fall of 2018. Dylan lives in Bloomfield but grew up in Farmington where he still teaches during the summer at the Suzuki String Academy. He plays viola in the CT Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Beth El Symphony Orchestra and is the music director of the Northeast Connecticut Community Orchestra.

Mike Winer, violin

Violinist, Mike Winer currently maintains an extensive private teaching and freelance career in central Connecticut and throughout New England. As an educator, Mr. Winer serves as string specialist with Glastonbury Public Schools. He also is a faculty member with the Farmington Summer String Academy, where he teaches lessons, conducts orchestra, and coaches chamber music. In addition, Mr. Winer is very active with the Connecticut Music Educators Association and serves as President for the Connecticut Chapter of the American String Teachers’ Association. Mr. Winer has received music degrees in Cleveland, Boston, and Kansas City, MO, and currently serves as Concertmaster with the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra.