Vermeer Quartet

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Vermeer Quartet. Amer. str. qt. founded 1969 by its 1st vn., Shmuel Ashkenasi, with 3 colleagues from professorial staff N. Illinois Univ. Orig. members were Pierre Menard (2nd vn.), Nobuko Imai (va., succeeded 1978 by Jerry Horner and 1980 by Bernard Zaslav), and Marc Johnson (vc.). First European tour 1972–3. London début 1974.