The Ariel String Quartet presents a live masterclass during their mini-residency at Green Mountain in which they coach student string quartets. This event is free and open to the public. Advanced reservation is not required.
Alexandra Kazovsky & Gershon Gerchikov, violins, Jan Grüning, viola, Amit Even-Tov, cello
“...a blazing, larger-than-life performance...” – The Washington Post
Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide for more than twenty years. Formed when the members were just teenagers studying at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School of Music and Dance in Israel, the Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Recent highlights include the Ariel Quartet’s sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, a series of performances at Lincoln Center together with pianist Inon Barnatan and the Mark Morris Dance Group, as well as the release of a Brahms and Bartók album for Avie Records. In 2020, the Ariel gave the U.S. premiere of the Quintet for Piano and Strings by Daniil Trifonov, with the composer as pianist. The Ariel Quartet has received significant support for its studies from the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, Dov and Rachel Gottesman, and the Legacy Heritage Fund. Most recently, they were awarded a grant from the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation.