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The Aizuri Quartet has established a unique position within today’s musical landscape, infusing all of their music-making with infectious energy, joy and warmth; cultivating curiosity in listeners; and inviting audiences into the concert experience through their innovative programming and the depth and fire of their performances.

Emma Frucht and Miho Saegusa, violins
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello

Clara Schumann: "Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen" (arr. Karen Ouzounian)
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz 91
Tanya Tagaq: "Sivunittinni" (2015)
Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4 in B-flat major, "Sunrise"

Winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award in 2022, the Aizuri Quartet took home the Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. The quartet’s debut album, Blueprinting, featuring new works written for them by five American composers, was released by New Amsterdam Records to critical acclaim (“In a word, stunning” --I Care If You Listen), nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award and named one of NPR Music’s Best Classical Albums of 2018.

Tickets are available as part of the Music@Amherst 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below, until Sept. 1. Single tickets are also available at beginning Sept. 16. Seating is assigned.

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Alisa Pearson
(413) 542-2195
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