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J Freivogel & Sae Chonabayashi, violins
Sam Quintal, viola
Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello

"The Jaspers... match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments" (New Haven Advocate). 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. “The Jaspers” have been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and "powerful" (The New York Times). They have performed throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway and Panama.

Posted: Nov-13-2017
Latest News

"This quartet’s taste in repertoire runs toward post-Minimalist composers who work with melody — and an edge. The pop-style rhythmic fury of Judd Greenstein’s “Four on the Floor” is exhilarating. Annie Gosfield’s “The Blue Horse Walks on the Horizon” shows some of the same dramatic flair as her recent opera for the Los Angeles Philharmonic." S.C.W.

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI, JAMES R. OESTREICH, DAVID ALLEN, SETH COLTER WALLS and JOSHUA BARONE from The New York Times

‘UNBOUND’ Jasper String Quartet (Sono Luminus/New Amsterdam).

 

Posted: Dec-14-2017
Latest Recording

This is the “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and "powerful" (The New York Times) ensemble’s fourth album, featuring never-before-recorded works by Donnacha Dennehy, Annie Gosfield, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, David Lang, Missy Mazzoli, and Caroline Shaw, as well as its first album released beyond the Sono Luminus imprint.

Posted: Apr-13-2017
Latest Acclaim

The members of this ensemble, unlike some we’ve heard, don’t attempt to submerge their individual personalities in a kind of mind meld. Its ensemble is impeccable but you still hear four strong presences. I was immediately struck by the group’s cohesive, beautifully balanced playing along with the degree of individual expression in the opening movement...Someday, perhaps, this ensemble will record Haydn’s Op. 76. I’ll buy it.

— The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Posted: Jul-24-2017
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Posted: Sep-13-2017