Miho Saegusa, violin; Ariana Kim, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello
APRIL 6, 2017 | 1.30 PM
- Beethoven — String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
- Caroline Shaw — Blueprint (2016)
- Webern — Langsamer Satz
- Mendelssohn — String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as being “in full possession of that most elusive of string quartet qualities: the balance between individual charisma and collective cohesion”, the Aizuri Quartet is a top prizewinner in the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. Currently Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Aizuri Quartet performs throughout Europe and the Americas. The Aizuri Quartet is passionate about creating diverse points of entry for audiences into the string quartet repertoire and through its engaging and thought-provoking programs; the Aizuri Quartet has garnered critical acclaim for its explosive combination of depth, refinement and vigor.
Graduates of the Juilliard School and Curtis Institute of Music, the Aizuri Quartet draws its name from “aizuri-e,” a style of predominantly blue Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail. Members of the Quartet have appeared worldwide with a diverse range of ensembles including Musicians from Marlboro, Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, A Far Cry, The Knights, IRIS Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
Concert Sponsor: WMCT Foundation