Ansonia Quartet

From left: Sumire Hirotsuru, violin; Isabel Kwon, cello; Meagan Turner, viola; Byungchan Lee, violin

The Ansonia Quartet was formed at The Juilliard School in September 2016, when the four members met during their first days of graduate school and immediately bonded over a mutual passion for string quartet. Comprised of musicians hailing from Canada, the United States, and Japan, Ansonia Quartet was selected as a group for the Honors Chamber Music Program and Gluck Community Service Fellowship for 2017/18 academic year at Juilliard. The quartet has raised $10,000+ on a crowdfunding platform to hold a Japan Tour in August 2017, which ended up with a huge success. Please check out our upcoming performances below!


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Upcoming Performances

July 22th, 8pm
MoMA Summergarden Concert: New Music for String Quartet
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


Japan Tour 2017 – 日本ツアー2017 –

The Ansonia Quartet has held two performances and one workshop for students in Oita and Tokyo in August 2017. We would like to thank all the kind supporters who made our journey possible by participating in our crowdfunding campaign on Gofundme.

Music Workshops at Summer in JAPAN

Sunday, August 6th, 2017
HorutoHall Oita, Oita, Japan



The 5th Annual Summer in JAPAN Classical Concert – Sumire Hirotsuru and her Harvard & Stanford Friends feat. Ansonia Quartet from Juilliard –

Monday, August 7th, 2017
Otono Izumi Hall, Oita, Japan


The Ansonia Quartet in Tokyo

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Iwasaki Koyata Hall, International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan


Residency at Lunenberg Academy of Music Performance

October 22nd – November 2nd, 2017

Ansonia Quartet worked with the Dover Quartet at Lunenberg Academy of Music Performance in Nova Scotia for ten days, along with several outreach concerts and a final performance.

Outreach Concerts: Mahone Bay Nursing Home, New Germany Elementary School
Final Performance: Wednesday, November 1st at LAMP

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Performance Tour in Toronto

Ansonia Quartet performed in five outreach concerts, Durham Youth Orchestra concert, and our full recital in Toronto during the Thanksgiving Break.

November 22nd – November 26th, 2017

November 23th & 24th
Outreach performances in Durham, Ontario, Canada


November 23rd & 25th
Sectional coachings and Concert with Durham Youth Orchestra, Ontario, Canada

November 26th
Recital at St. James Cathedral, Toronto