January 08, 2023 — 4 PM
Deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) and “balance of intellect and expression” (Los Angeles Times) have won them accolades across the globe and firmly established them as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today. The Washington Post proclaimed that “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one.
January 22, 2023 — 4 PM
The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has been praised for its “incredible ensemble, passionate playing and wide palette of colors.” Formed at Julliard and based in New York, the Trio has developed a reputation for innovative programming of masterworks. Lysander performs with “rich sound and nuanced musician- ship” - The New York Times.
February 12, 2023 — 4 PM
Zoltán Fejérvári, pianist, is Impromptu’s 2023 “Rising Star.” Following his win at the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montreal piano edition, this young Hungarian pianist, has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the United States. He is the recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. In November, 2019 he gave a “dazzling Washington Performing Arts recital at the Kennedy Center, when his notes sparkled like diamonds” - Washington Post.
February 26, 2023 — 4 PM
This New York based, Grammy nominated quartet was awarded Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and was named one of NPR Music’s Best Classical Albums of 2018. In 2017, Aizuri won top prize in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, and in 2015 the Quartet won the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London.. The Quartet has been praised by the Washington Post for “captivating performances.”
March 12, 2023 — 4 PM
Internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, American Brass Quintet tours extensively worldwide while maintaining residencies at Juilliard and Aspen Music Festival. The Quintet has commissioned and premiered more than 150 contemporary works for brass. In 2013, the Quintet received the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field. Newsweek hails the ensemble as “the high priests of brass.”
March 26, 2023 — 4 PM
This Dutch based group is known for inventing the Reed Quintet more than three decades ago. In great demand around the world, the Quintet is known for its playing, brilliant arrangements, and innovative stage presentation. The Quintet has won many Dutch music awards.