VC Artist Aizuri Quartet Joins Pink Noise Company for Worldwide Administration

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Comprised of violinists Emma Frucht and Miho Saegusa, violist Ayana Kozasa, and cellist Karen Ouzounian, the Aizuri Quartet was final month given the Cleveland Quartet Award.

The 2021/22 season sees the Aizuri Quartet’s main concerto debut with Milwaukee Symphony — performing John Adams’s Absolute Jest with Music Director Ken-David Masur. They can even have their debut at New York’s 92nd Avenue Y, carry out a collaborative program with Anthony McGill and DeMarre McGill on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and premiere new quartets on the Phillips Assortment in Washington D.C.

The Quartet’s debut album, ”Blueprinting,” that includes new works written for the Aizuri Quartet by 5 American composers, was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award and named one in every of NPR Music’s Finest Classical Albums of 2018.

Because the Grand Prize winner on the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competitors, they’ve additionally acquired high prizes on the 2017 Osaka Worldwide Chamber Music Competitors in Japan and the 2015 Wigmore Corridor Worldwide String Quartet Competitors in London.

They beforehand served as Quartet-in-Residence on the Curtis Institute of Music, New York Metropolis’s Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, the Caramoor Middle for Music and the Arts, and the Ravinia Pageant’s Steans Music Institute.

At Pink Noise Company, the Aizuri Quartet will be a part of flutist and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase, composer, flutist, and producer Allison Loggins-Hull, six piano ensemble Grand Band, and visionary pianist and producer Min Kwon.

Previous to becoming a member of Pink Noise Company, they had been managed by Live performance Artists Guild.

“I fashioned Pink Noise Company to be able to advocate for musicians of the best caliber who experiment in classical music,” Gregory Brown stated. “Once I first heard the Aizuri in 2019 I used to be blown away by the depth of their enjoying, the progressive and interesting program, and the pure charisma of their enjoying in addition to talking from the stage. Their album Blueprinting stays one in every of my private favourite recordings, classical or in any other case.”

“The quartet’s success in inviting new audiences into live performance halls speaks volumes to me,” he added. ‘I couldn’t be extra excited to start work with them and I’m extraordinarily grateful to Live performance Artist Guild for his or her laying the groundwork with the Aizuri Quartet for what’s going to undoubtedly be an extended, fruitful profession.”

“We actually couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about becoming a member of forces with Greg Brown and Pink Noise Company,” the quartet stated. “We deeply admire Greg’s insightful and layered data of our wider musical group, and his unimaginable vitality and fervour for our programming. We’re so grateful to have discovered such a novel, considerate and gifted companion, and may’t wait to collaborate and understand our creative goals collectively!”


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