Chamber Music Master Class with Aizuri Quartet
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
All master classes are free and open to the public. Praised by the Washington Post for "captivating" performances that draw from its notable "meld of intellect, technique and emotions," the Aizuri Quartet is a top prizewinner in the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. Through its engaging and thought-provoking programs, 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 in which "every note is lovingly crafted and savored" (Washington Post). Currently based in New York City, the Aizuri Quartet was the 2015-2016 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. From 2014-2016, the Aizuri Quartet was the String Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Highlights of the Quartet's recent and upcoming seasons include debut recitals at the Kennedy Center's Fortas Chamber Music Concerts, the Women's Musical Club of Toronto, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Wolf Trap's Chamber Music at the Barns, Schneider Concerts in New York City, Princeton University's Summer Chamber Music Concerts, the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem, the Artosphere Festival, the Honolulu Chamber Music Series, and residencies with Cornell University, Scrag Mountain Music, Chamber Music Abu Dhabi, and IRIS Orchestra.