May-22-2018 •

Karen is a remarkable chamber musician who shares the passion for string quartets, new music, education and community. She has appeared as a guest musician with the Jaspers frequently over the past season and the Quartet is excited to welcome as a new member of the quartet a musician with whom they have established a dynamic chemistry.

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Mar-26-2018 •

On the 137th anniversary of the composer's birth, the Bartók-Pásztory Award honors a performer and composer who carry on the spirit and legacy of Bartok and of Hungarian music.

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Mar-6-2018 •

24 year old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi from Canada has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Schadt String Competition – in Allentown, United States.

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David Kadouch
Multiple prize-winning French pianist, David Kadouch has become a regular guest artist with some of the most important international orchestras, recital series and festivals. A laureate of the Beethoven Bonn Competition in 2005 and Leeds International Piano Competition in 2009, he also took the 2009 Verbier Festival Prix d’Honneur. In 2010 David was called “Young Talent Revelation” by Les Victoires de la Musique, and in 2011 he was named “Young Artist of the Year” by the International Classical Music Award committee. David Kadouch’s 2017-18 season includes performances with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival, and gives a solo recital at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Kadouch also makes orchestral appearances in Hong Kong and at the Lucerne Festival Academy. His recent performances include Schumann’s Piano Concerto in Mulhouse (France), Bach’s Concerto for Three Pianos in D Minor at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D Minor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and recitals in Istanbul, Aix en Provence, and Liege.