The Tokyo String Quartet will make its thirteenth and last appearance on the series on Saturday, April 6, 2013, performing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Zoltán Kodály and Johannes Brahms. The group plays on a collection of instruments made by the famous Luthier Stradivari, known as the Paganini Quartet and have been captivating audiences and critics since they were founded forty-two years ago. Regarded as one of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world, they won first prize at the Coleman Competition, the Munich Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The group has recorded over thirty albums, won seven Grammy nominations and has appeared on “Sesame Street,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and “PBS’s Great Performances.” Although they have announced that this spring season marks the end of their more than 40-year run, the group will be forever known as one of the world’s leading quartets. “What was most impressive was their lean tone and single-minded approach, the sensation that all four players were somehow one instrument being led by a single artistic hand,” says The Philadelphia Inquirer. www.tokyoquartet.com
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