The Ansonia Quartet Crowdfunding Campaign! | アンソニアカルテット・日本ツアーご支援のお願い

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7/19 更新:おかげさまで目標金額を達成、日本ツアーが決まりました。東京公演のチケットはこちらから!皆さまのご支援、本当にありがとうございます!


昨年9月に、入学したてのジュリアード音楽院の同級生4人(Byungchan Lee (カナダ), Meagan Turner (カナダ), Isabel Kwon (アメリカ), 廣津留すみれ (日本))で弦楽四重奏団アンソニア・カルテットを結成しました。アメリカ・カナダ・日本からこの学校で集まった私たちは本当にチームワークが抜群で、結成からわずか1年で、オーディションにより来年度の学校でのHonors Chamber Music Programに選ばれました。これは学内の優秀な室内楽団のみが選ばれる選抜グループで、来年1年間ニューヨークのリンカーンセンターなど各地での演奏やマスタークラスの参加が決定しています。


そこで、大分市に設立した2週間のサマープログラムSummer in JAPAN (SIJ)に参加する全国・世界各地からの60名ほどの小中高生、そしてコンサートに来られる大分の地元の皆さんのため、私たちカルテットがクラシックコンサートとワークショップをプロデュースし、勉強だけでなく課外活動の大切さを訴えたい、というのが今回の目標です。


・期間中のSummer in JAPAN参加者への音楽ワークショップ





I have launched a new project with my quartet members! And we need your support.

Juilliard musicians Byungchan Lee (Canada), Meagan Turner (Canada), Isabel Kwon (U.S.A.), and Sumire Hirotsuru (Japan) bonded during the orientation week at Juilliard, and we formed a new string quartet, The Ansonia Quartet. Though a new quartet, we have been selected to be a part of Honors Chamber Music Program for 2017/18 academic year at Juilliard, which offers many opportunities including participation in masterclasses by leading musicians and performances at Lincoln Center. As a kickoff, we are planning a week-long Japan Tour in the beginning of August.

Our primary purpose of this Japan Tour is to give opportunities for Japanese schoolchildren to get exposed to music more – unlike American schools, most of Japanese schools don’t have school/youth orchestra or ensembles and they don’t have chance to see any performances.

Summer in JAPAN, a non-profit organization that I co-founded in 2012, hosts an annual summer education program for Japanese schoolchildren aged 6-18 in my hometown, Oita. We are planning to perform in the Summer in JAPAN annual classical concert, hold workshops for children, and hold another concert in Tokyo to perform for wider Japanese audience.

We believe that the Ansonia will help opening up perspectives of Japanese children by providing the top-level music performance and workshops, and that this opportunity will also teach our quartet about community engagement, which we as a quartet is aiming to do more in the coming year as a Gluck Community Service Fellow at Juilliard.

We are trying to fundraise $10,000 to cover our international and domestic flights, accommodation, and rehearsal room costs.

Please visit our GoFundMe page from below and support our project with any amount – even $1 would help us realize our projects for Japanese children.

Visit our page from HERE!

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