Noe Valley Chamber Music's Up Close & Personal: The Aizuri Quartet

Presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music

On Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 pm, audiences are invited to get to know the Aizuri Quartet at our Up Close & Personal Salon. Part concert, part musical conversation, this series provides a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with our exceptional artists and learn more about them and their music in an elevated setting. Hosted in a beautiful San Francisco home, the "genuinely exciting" and "imaginative" (New York Times) quartet will bring us inside the inner workings of their Grammy-nominated ensemble, sharing what makes them and their music tick. This event is almost sold out.

Karen Ouzounian, cello
Miho Saegusa, violin
Emma Frucht, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola

7:00 PM: Doors Open
7:30 PM: Performance

Wine and light bites provided.
The concert venue will be shared upon ticket purchase.


Through its engaging and thought-provoking programs, branded by The New York Times as "genuinely exciting" and "imaginative," the Quartet has garnered critical acclaim for bringing "a technical bravado and emotional power" to bold new commissions, and for its "flawless" (San Diego Union-Tribune) performances of the great masterpieces of the past. In the 2019-20 season the group will tour extensively across North America giving both debut appearances at Lincoln Center and at Carnegie Hall as part of CAG Winner's Series.

Its critically acclaimed debut album, Blueprinting, which showcased many of these new pieces, was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY award in the category of "Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance."

Formed in 2012 and combining four distinctive musical personalities into a unique collective, the Aizuri Quartet draws its name from "aizuri-e," a style of predominantly blue Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail.

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