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Kontras Quartet
Ensemble

Contact
Francois Henkins


Address
800 Elgin Rd #1415
Evanston, IL, 60201
Phone
(312) 513-8317

Additional Info
Year Founded
2009
Repertoire
Classical, New Music
Size
Quartet
Instrumentation
String
Management
Standing Ovation Arts
Ensemble in
Residence
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra

Lauded as a “tightly crafted and beautiful instrument” and as “one of the most promising young quartets - technically excellent and musically compelling”, the Kontras Quartet is a brilliant and invigorating string quartet whose members hail from South Africa, Russia, Japan and the USA. Highly in demand in both the concert hall and in classrooms of all ages, the Kontras Quartet delights audiences with their pre-concert conversations and diverse repertoire, which includes favorites from the established string quartet canon and colorful new works from each of their native countries. Kontras, which means “contrasts” in the Afrikaans language, is currently in residence with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra.

Events

October 4, 2014
2:00 PM
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC
October 11, 2014
7:30 PM
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
Yadkinville, NC
October 12, 2014
3:00 PM
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
Yadkinville, NC

News

04.08.2014

Beginning in the spring of 2014, Kontras is delighted to serve as Quartet-in-Residence with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra in Skokie, IL.

09.19.2013

During the 2013-2014 season, Kontras will serve as Quartet-in-Residence with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, leading orchestra sectionals and giving masterclasses and workshops on chamber music and composition. Please see our calendar for dates of individual events.

09.19.2013

KQ has been invited to join the Kruger Brothers and Steve Martin for a live performance on Late Night With David Letterman on Friday, Sept. 27! Jens Kruger will be receiving the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo from the man himself. Tune in and set your DVRs!