The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet is Matthew Cook, Justin DeHart, Eric Guinivan, and Nick Terry. Since 2008, the LAPQ have endeavored to champion the percussion-focused music of California’s great maverick composers, in addition to actively collaborating with tomorrow’s promising new artists from around the globe. Throughout California, the LAPQ have delighted audiences with fresh interpretations from the standard percussion ensemble repertoire, and many of their newly commissioned works have received awards from the FROMM Foundation, Theodore Presser Foundation, Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
The LAPQ have presented concerts and educational events at such distinguished concert series as the Monday Evening Concerts, April in Santa Cruz, Pasadena Arts Council, L.A. Composer’s Project, and Music & Conversations; as well as numerous universities, including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, Occidental College, Chapman University, University of California Santa Cruz, and California State University Sacramento, East Bay, and Bakersfield.
Eric Guinivan is an award-winning composer and freelancing percussionist in Los Angeles. Originally from Delaware, Eric now teaches at both the University of Southern California and the Renaissance Fine Arts Academy.
Nick Terry is the founder and director of the LAPQ. Originally from South Dakota, he has resided in Los Angeles since 2002, and works as a freelancing chamber musician specializing in contemporary repertoire. He is the director of percussion studies at Chapman University.
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