Aizuri Quartet to Perform “Locally Sourced” Program at Carnegie Hall

Aizuri Quartet: Locally Sourced

Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall – 57th Street and 7th Avenue

Admission: $30/$15 Students

Concert Artists Guild presents the Aizuri Quartet, winner of the Grand Prize at the 2018 M Prize Chamber Arts Competition. They also won top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. The ensemble’s debut album, Blueprinting, was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award in the “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble” category.


Komitas: Armenian Folk Songs
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 64 No. 2 in B Minor
Paul Wiancko: LIFT (2016)

About The Aizuri Quartet

Founded in 2012, the Aizuri Quartet has two Japanese musicians, violist Ayane Kozasa, and violinist Miho Saegusa, who is a past recipient of the Japanese American Association of New York’s Music Award scholarship. They spent the 2017-2018 season as the MetLiveArts String Quartet-in-Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The New York Times called the quartet “genuinely exciting” and “imaginative,” and The New Yorker described their performance as “elegant, inquisitive.”

For more information about these talented ladies, please visit their website.

Watch the Aizuri Quartet’s Grand Prize-winning performance at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition:

About Aizuri

The Aizuri Quartet derives its name from “aizuri-e,” a style of predominantly blue Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail. In the 1820s, artists in Japan began to import a particular blue pigment known as “Prussian blue.” German paint producers first synthesized it in the early 18th century, and others later modified it as an alternative to indigo. The story of aizuri-e is one of innovation, migration, transformation, craft, and beauty.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Carnegie Hall’s website.

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