Aizuri Quartet Nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award

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The Aizuri Quartet’s critically acclaimed debut album Blueprinting has been nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award in the “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble” category.

I Care If You Listen’s Brianna Matzke writes, “The music and performance is, in a word, stunning…Aizuri Quartet’s recording debut immediately places them at the forefront of string quartets working in the contemporary idiom. Their ability to function as a perfectly unified ensemble while exploring every nook and cranny of a piece’s soundworld makes literally every moment of Blueprinting completely satisfying.”

For the full I Care If You Listen review, click here

Andy Jurik of POPMATTERS calls Blueprinting “one of the best contemporary classical debuts of the year” and “a testament to the vitality and energy in the contemporary classical world. Bold and brimming with stellar new works, the album is a testament both to the voices of its composers as well as the dynamic relationship between the quartet themselves.”

For the full POPMATTERS review, click here

Additional reviews on Bandcamp Daily and Textura

Final voting round for the #GRAMMYS2019 will open on Dec. 13 and close on Jan. 9.

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