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“The Aizuri Quartet…is in full possession of that most elusive of string quartet qualities: the balance between charisma of the individual and cohesion of the collective” – Philadelphia Inquirer

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“…the Aizuri program, for what it was in the moment and for what it portends of the ensemble’s future, was genuinely exciting.” – The New York Times 

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December 3, 2017 – Aizuri Quartet’s First Review in the New York Times & Opera News

The New York Times praised the Aizuri Quartet for its “imaginative programming,” calling its performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art “genuinely exciting.” Read the full review here.

Opera News described the Aizuri Quartet as “beautifully responsive and expressive” in its performance of Lembit Beecher’s Sophia’s Forest in Philadelphia in September 2017. Sophia’s Forest also made David Patrick Stearns’s Best-of-2017 list in The Philadelphia Inquirer! Read his year-end wrap-up here.

December 1, 2017 – Aizuri Quartet to be Featured in Two Japanese Classical Music Magazines

During the month of November, the Aizuris completed a whirlwind 9-concert tour in Japan, as a part of the Osaka Chamber Music Foundation’s Grand Prix Tour. Reflections on the concert in Tokyo will be featured in two prominent Japanese classical music magazines, “Ongaku-no-Tomo” and “Sarasate“, in their next issues. Stay tuned!


August 12, 2017 – Aizuri Quartet Appointed 2017-18 Metropolitan Museum of Art Quartet-in-Residence

This coming season, the Aizuri Quartet will be in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, curating eclectic and thought-provoking concerts to be performed at the MET’s various venues in NYC. The Quartet will be joined by phenomenal artists including Silk Road Ensemble’s clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki. Watch the video below and save the dates!

 

 

 


May 23, 2017 – Aizuri Quartet wins First Prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition

The Aizuri Quartet captured first prize at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Watch their third round here, where they performed the compulsory work, Akira Nishimura’s “Shesha” and Paul Wiancko’s “LIFT”