For Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, family and history play a center role in his life. Arriving at age 5 as a refugee from the USSR, the hardship, work, and success that went along with it continually inspires his work.
“Exploring my cultural heritage and background has compelled me to move in unexpected directions as an artist,” he said.
The Jupiter Quartet is a family affair. For more than 15 years, violinist Meg Freivogel has played with her sister, violist Liz Freivogel; her husband, cellist Daniel McDonough; and her good friend, violinist Nelson Lee, as this musical foursome.
The award-winning Emerson Quartet tries to make sure that music feels alive, that in the moment of performance, the group engages with each other and with the audience in the communal experience of these seminal works as well as with new music that has arisen from the great tradition.
For Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, the most wonderful part of being a musician is being able to translate our emotions, thoughts and experiences into sound. Every meeting, every collaboration, every book he reads in one way or another will find its way into the way he performs.
Austrian violinist Yury Revich is a force in the classical music world. Making his Carnegie Hall debut at age 18, in less than a decade he has recorded multiple albums, performed all over the world, spearheaded successful projects, dabbled in other forms of art, and has become a passionate philanthropist. Music is always at the heart of what Yury does.