We are excited to be able to perform Daniil Trifonov’s Piano Quintet for the first time in the United States here in Cincinnati on the Linton Chamber Music Series, with the composer on the Piano. Having played with Daniil in the past, we know this will be special in every way!
We are excited and proud to have our debut CD release on the AVIE label in the end of March!
For this record we have decided to pair two giants of the string-quartet world, arguably the two major successors of Beethoven in this genre: Béla Bartók and Johannes Brahms. Both composers stand as significant pillars on our two-decade-long journey as a quartet, and pairing them here has been an emotional and rewarding process.
Take a look at the footage from last summer at the Tippet Rise Art Center! We climbed the famous 'domo' sculpture with ladders and found the view so spectacular that we could not resist performing some of our favorite music in these stunning surroundings. It also serves as a little teaser for our Debut CD, which will be released next Spring. More details tba soon!
We are very much looking forward to playing the complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets in Napa Valley as part of Music in the Vineyards! This will not only be our fourth time playing the cycle, but also the first time we will be doing it in five concerts - AND in FIVE DAYS!
P.s.: Get your tickets now, three concerts are already sold out :)
We are extremely thrilled to announce that we will be performing the complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets this season at the SubCulture on Bleecker Street/NYC!
The dates are:
-September 30th at 7:30
-October 28th at 8:00
-November 18th at 8:00
-January 18th - a special late night concert, doors open at 10:30pm, performance at 11:30am. On the program Op. 130 in B flat Major with the Große Fuge Op. 133
-February 17th at 8:00
-March 18th at 8:00
-April 14th at 8:00
-May 12th at 8:00
For the full press release please click HERE.
Biennial Honor Recognizes and Promotes a Rising String Quartet
(New York, NY) Chamber Music America (CMA) announced today that the Ariel Quartet has been selected to receive the Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
Established in 1995, the biennial award honors and promotes a rising young string quartet whose exceptional artistry demonstrates the potential for a major career. “We are delighted that the Ariel Quartet has been recognized for its impressive artistic achievements, and pleased that the Cleveland Quartet Award will have a role in developing this young ensemble’s future career,” said Margaret M. Lioi, Chamber Music America’s chief executive officer.
Originally formed in Israel, the Ariel Quartet (Alexandra Kazovsky and Gershon Gerchikov, violinists; Jan Grünig, violist; and Amit Even-Tov, cellist) moved to the United States in 2004 to study at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Training Program. In 2006, the quartet won the grand prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; in 2007, they won third prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet is currently in residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.
The creation of a lasting legacy for young musicians was envisioned by the Cleveland Quartet in 1995, as a culmination of its remarkable 26-year history. The quartet joined forces with Chamber Music America (CMA) and eight prominent chamber music presenters to found the Cleveland Quartet Award and to raise funds for the establishment of the Cleveland Quartet Endowment Fund. The first recipient was the Brentano String Quartet, and subsequent recipients were the Borromeo, Miami, Pacifica, Miró, Jupiter, Parker, and Jasper quartets.
The Cleveland Quartet Award is presented at Chamber Music America’s National Conference, held January 16-19, 2014 in New York City. During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 concert seasons, the Jasper String Quartet will perform at each of the following presenting organizations: Buffalo Chamber Music Society (Buffalo, NY); Carnegie Hall (New York, NY); Chamber Music Society of Detroit (Detroit, MI); Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art at the Smithsonian (Washington, D.C.); Friends of Chamber Music (Kansas City, MO); Market Square Concerts (Harrisburg, PA); Krannert Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL); and the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX).
Chamber Music America, the national network for chamber music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop and strengthen an evolving chamber music community. With a membership of over 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artists’ managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes and represents a wide range of musical styles and traditions. In addition to its awards and grant programs, CMA provides its members with consulting services, access to health and instrument insurance, conferences, seminars and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine. Visit www.chamber-music.org.