Introducing Emma Frucht
As we gear up for our exciting season, we’re delighted to announce a new member of the Aizuri family. It is with the utmost joy that we introduce to the world violinist Emma Frucht. A graduate of Harvard and Juilliard, Emma emanates so much love for quartet playing, and she masters every aspect of it. She holds a degree in Art History, and her creative mind resonates with the language of the Aizuris.
For the past 3 years we have gone on so many incredible adventures with Ariana Kim. We’ve won 2 major competitions, recorded our first ever album, and were nominated for a GRAMMY. We’ve explored the beautiful depths of the string quartet repertoire, and collaborated with world renowned artists. We are truly grateful to Ariana for elevating the quartet to new levels of artistry. Ariana is a newly tenured professor at Cornell University where she will serve as the Director of Music Undergraduate Studies beginning in January 2020. Along with her continued work with The Knights and a second solo record project, she has also been appointed co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and of the Paesaggi Musicali Toscani festival in Italy. We wish her all the best in the next chapter of her life!
For the 19-20 season, the Aizuris have three unique touring programs: Locally Sourced, Music & Isolation, and Songs & Echoes of Home. We’ll be making stops in California, Florida, Alabama, Illinois, Texas, and Washington to name a few, and we’ll also be making our Carnegie Hall debut on Dec. 4. You can access our full season on our website here. Let us know if we’re making a stop in your town, and we hope to see you at one of our shows! Thank you for being an Aizuri fan — we are very much looking forward to what the future holds!