Tokyo String Quartet to open Yerevan Perspectives music fest

April 1, 2012 - 16:03 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Tokyo String Quartet will open Yerevan Perspectives
13th International Music Festival to kick off in Armenian capital
April 3, 2012.

The Tokyo String Quartet will play on "the Paganini Quartet," a
collection of renowned Stradivarius instruments named after legendary
virtuoso Niccolò Paganini, who acquired and played them during the
19th century.

The instruments have been on loan to the quartet from the Nippon Music
Foundation since 1995, when they were purchased from the Corcoran
Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Tokyo String Quartet was formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of
Music. The Quartet won First Prizes at the Coleman Competition, the
Munich Competition and the Young Concert Artists International
Auditions, which resulted in a recording contract with Deutsche
Grammophon.

They won the Grand Prix du Disque Montreux, "Best Chamber Music
Recording of the Year" awards from both Stereo Review and Gramophone
magazines, and seven Grammy nominations.