Amernet String Quartet

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Amernet String Quartet

Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets.

Amernet String Quartet rose to international attention after only one year of existence, after winning the Gold Medal at the 7th Tokyo International Music Competition in 1992. In 1995, the quartet was the First Prize winner of the 5th Banff International String Quartet Competition.

"An accomplished and intelligent ensemble" -- New York Times

"Fascinating with flawless intonation, extraordinary beauty of sound, virtuosic brilliance and homogeneity of ensemble" -- Nürnberger Nachrichten.

Amernet String Quartet was formed in 1991, while two of its members were students at The Juilliard School.

Amernet String Quartet schedule

Their busy performance schedule has taken Amernet String Quartet to major musical centers and smaller cities across the United States. They also have performed concerts in Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Korea, Mexico, and Romania. Their New York debut was at Merkin Hall in 1994, with a return engagement in 1995. Subsequent New York appearances include Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1996 and 1998, the Americas Society in 1998, and Alice Tully Hall in 1997 and 1998, which The New York Times described as "immensely satisfying... most notable for the quality of unjaded discovery that came through so vividly."

Amernet String Quartet grants

Amernet String Quartet has received grants from the Corbett Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the LaSalle Foundation, the Fine Arts Fund and the Cincinnati Chamber Music Society. The group was the recipient of a Chamber Music Rural Residency Award in 1995. During that year they divided their time among the communities of Johnstown, Somerset and Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Amernet String Quartet conducted workshops and master classes in Buffalo NY, Memphis TN, Erie PA, Los Angeles CA, Logan UT and other cities. They were founders of The Norse Festival, a summer chamber music workshop at Northern Kentucky University providing an opportunity for young musicians from the region to work intensively in chamber groups, under their guidance. Currently they host an annual summer Chamber Music Camp in Miami called Animato.

Amernet String Quartet has recorded the Concerto for Clarinet, Oboe, String Quartet and Bass by John Harbison with Sara Lambert Bloom and Charles Neidich as soloists, "The Butterflies began to Sing" a work for String Quartet, Bass, MIDI keyboard and computer, by Morton Subotnick, a complete CD of quartets by American composer Stephen Dankner, as well as a recording of the Debussy String Quartet and the Chausson Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Quartet. The quartet maintains a connection with today’s composers, and has worked closely with such composers as Anthony Brandt, John Corigliano, Stephen Dankner, David Epstein, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Gerhard Samuel, and Morton Subotnick. They perform contemporary repertoire and commissions works form today's leading composers from all over the world.

Amernet String Quartet has collaborated in concert with numerous artists and ensembles, such as the Tokyo, the St. Lawrence, and the Ying Quartets, Steve Ansell, Yehonatan Berick, Andres Diaz, Roberto Diaz, Miriam Fried, Yehuda Hanani, Toby Hoffman, Ida Kavafian, Paul Katz, Anton Kuerti, Ruth Laredo, Anthony McGill, Rainer Moog, Eugene Pridonoff, Sandra Rivers, Shauna Rolston, Nathaniel Rosen, Eric Shumsky, James Tocco, Dame Gillian Weir and Kyung Wha-Chung, Zvi Zeitlin, and many others.

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9 responses to “Amernet String Quartet”

  1. The Strad says:

    “…a group of exceptional technical ability” – The Strad

  2. Nürnberger Nachrichten says:

    “Fascinating, with flawless intonation, extraordinary beauty of sound, virtuosic brilliance and homogeneity of ensemble.” – Nürnberger Nachrichten

  3. Washington Post says:

    “…shimmering textures and full-bodied redolence…” – Washington Post

  4. New York Times says:

    “intelligence…and immensely satisfying – most notable for the quality of unjaded discovery that came through so vividly” – New York Times

  5. Washington Post says:

    “…a splendid reading of Jacob Weinberg’s Quartet, op. 55, that was, in turn, sweet, serious and joyful.” – Washington Post

  6. Miami Herald says:

    “…the interplay of voices vividly etched.” – Miami Herald

  7. Cincinnati Enquirer says:

    “One of America’s finest ensembles.” – Cincinnati Enquirer

  8. Miami Herald says:

    “The impressive unanimity and tonal heft…propelled a performance that skillfully balanced precision and spontaneity.” – Miami Herald

  9. Miami Herald says:

    “The sheer ferocity and abandon of the performance…carried…music making of exciting impetuosity and fervor.” – Miami Herald

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