"Russian grand masters": Borodin Quartet commences US tour

11 March 2019

The Borodin Quartet commences its 2018/19 season tour of the US on 17 March with a series of prestigious concerts.

This season marks the quartet's return to The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for their Winter Festival 'Russian Panorama'. Embodying this theme perfectly, "the Russian grand masters" (Daily Telegraph Australia) will perform a programme of Miaskovsky, Shostakovich and Borodin. The tour will also include concerts for Chamber Music @ Beall in Eugene, Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, the Rockport Music Series and at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Details and dates of the tour are below:

17 - Chamber Music @ Beall, Eugene

19 - Friends of Chamber Music of Miami

22 - Library of Congress, Washington DC

24 - The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, NYC

29 - Rockport Music Series


The Borodin Quartet are receiving brilliant reviews on the tour so far:

“The quartet’s polished unity of ensemble still allows for individual members to take the spotlight. Violist Igor Naidin’s tonal warmth and projection and the soaring violin of Ruben Aharonian were memorable in solo moments…While the Borodin is best known for performances of Russian music, particularly the quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich, it is a versatile group and a stylish, technically impeccable reading of Haydn’s Quartet No. 6 in D Major displayed its classical bona fides. This was sunny Haydn, played with spirited incisiveness. Aharonian’s violin phrased the singing line of the Andante with grace. The bows seemed to bounce off the strings in a robust Allegretto and the players captured the offhand quirky twists in the stately final movement. In a repeated minor-key episode, Balshin’s swaying cello figure masterfully blended with his colleagues’ more restrained blend.” – Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Classical Review

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