Commissioned Works

Upcoming Premieres

Peter Askim and Rodney Waschka: New Works for String Quartet
Aizuri Quartet partners with North Carolina State composer faculty members on the Arts NOW Series in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 16, 2017

Steven Dankner: Quartet No. 19 “Hebraic”
Steven Dankner’s latest string quartet influenced by Hebraic music and cultural traditions will be premiered at Cornell University as part of the Aizuri Quartet’s residency entitled “Blueprint” which will feature open rehearsals, a chamber music mater class and performance.  March 2-5, 2017.
Lembit Beecher: Sophia’s Forest

A 70-minute chamber opera by composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovich, currently being developed by a generous grant from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Featuring soprano Kiera Duffy, the Aizuri Quartet, and an expansive, custom-built sound-generating sculpture, the opera will premiere in Philadelphia on September 8 and 9, 2017 at the Black Box Theatre of Drexel’s URBN Center Annex.

Premiered in 2014-2016

Paul Wiancko: Lift (2016)

commissioned by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Premiered July 8, 2016 at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, NY

Caroline Shaw: Blueprint (2016)
commissioned by Wolf Trap
Premiered April 8, 2016 at The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA

Yevgeniy Sharlat: New Work (2016)
commissioned by Curtis on Tour
Premiered March 9, 2016 at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA

Rene Orth: Stripped (2015)
commissioned by the Barnes Foundation
Premiered October 28, 2015 at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA

Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution (2015)
commissioned by Curtis on Tour and the Barnes Foundation
Premiered May 11, 2015 at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA

Alyssa Weinberg: Parallels (2014)
commissioned by the Barnes Foundation
Premiered February 1, 2015 at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Lipke: My Love (2014)
commissioned by LiveConnections
Premiered November 6, 2014 at World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA