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Aizuri Quartet

Mary Seaton Room - Kleinhans Music Hall
Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Program
Gabriella Smith - Carrot Revolution
Haydn - Quartet in B minor, Op.64, No.2
Bartók - Quartet No.2
Komitas - Armenian Folk Songs

About the Aizuri Quartet
Ariana Kim, violin      Miho Saegusa, violin      
Ayane Kozasa,viola         Karen Ouzounian, cello

Praised by The Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize and the CAG Management Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, along with top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. Its debut album Blueprinting, featuring new works written for the Aizuri Quartet by five American composers, was released by New Amsterdam Records and nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award. Through its engaging and thought-provoking programs, branded by The New York Times as “genuinely exciting” and “imaginative,” the Quartet has garnered critical acclaim for bringing “a technical bravado and emotional power” to bold new commissions, and for its “flawless” (San Diego Union-Tribune) performances of the great masterpieces of the past.




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