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Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. Formed in 2006 at Oberlin Conservatory, by 2008 the Jasper’s swept through the competition circuit, winning several prestigious chamber music competitions. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall, having toured in North America, England, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, and Panama.
The Quartet perform pieces emotionally significant to its members. Hailed for their programming savvy, they have commissioned string quartets from some of today’s best composers, including Aaron Jay Kernis, Conrad Tao, and Annie Gosfield. They will perform Mozart’s String Quartet in G Major, K. 387, Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with the original Grosse Fuge ending (Op. 133).
In their Melba and Orville Roleffson Residency at the Banff Centre they embarked on “guerrilla chamber music,” performing concerts in unusual settings around Alberta. The Quartet is named after Jasper National Park.
“Sonically delightful and expressively compelling” The Strad
“Outstanding…Exceptional” The New Yorker