Formed at The Juilliard School in September 2016, the Ansonia Quartet was awarded a Gluck Community Service Fellowship and a position in the Honors Chamber Music Program at Juilliard for the 2017/18 academic year. The Ansonia launched a successful crowdfunding campaign over the summer of 2017 to finance a Japan Tour where the quartet held workshops for Japanese students and two concerts. Since then, the quartet has held a residency at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, working closely with the Dover Quartet, had a one-week Toronto Tour giving community engagement performances and coaching a youth orchestra, appeared at the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center for masterclass with Ani Kavafian, performed with the New York City Ballet, given a world premiere of Jia Daqun’s Second String Quartet at Juilliard’s 2018 Focus! Festival, performed a recital at Harvard Club of New York, and performed world premieres at MoMA’s Summergarden series. At Juilliard, the quartet worked primarily with Ronald Copes and Roger Tapping of the Juilliard String Quartet.
In Review: Ansonia Quartet on National Sawdust Log by Rebecca S. Lentjes for MoMA Summergarden Concert: New Music for String Quartet on July 22th, 2018 at Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro with Juilliard Chamber Orchestra
February 16th, 2018
Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Mozart: Quartet no. 14 in G Major, K. 387 “Spring” / 4th movement
March 20th, 2018
The City College of New York
MoMA Summergarden “New Music for New York”
The Ansonia Quartet performed two world premieres and two New York premieres at The Museum of Modern Art.
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art, Garden Lobby
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
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
Recital at St. James Cathedral, Toronto