About LARK Quarte+
World Premiere of Daron Hagen's "Koto Concerto," plus music of Jennifer Higdon, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and Yumi Kurosawa.
The LARK Quarte+ continues to delight audiences with its energy, passionate commitment and imaginative artistry. The members, all soloists in their own right, have come together to form a "polished and warmly communicative ensemble," that delivers "a performance of grace, proportion and burnished brilliance," - Washington Post. Performing with a unique blend of excitement, individuality, and an unusually sonorous quartet sound, the LARK has won the acclaim of critics and audiences alike.
Deborah Buck, Violin
Basia Danilow, Violin
Caroline Stinson, Cello
About Yumi Kurosawa
` Yumi Kurosawa is an innovative musician, born and raised in Japan, began studying the 13-strings Koto at the age of three under her parents, Kazuo and Chikako Kurosawa and began studying 20-strings Koto under Nanae Yoshimura at the age of fifteen. As well as extensive performance in Japan, she has toured in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Russia and the United States. In 2002, she moved to New York in pursuit of collaboration with various genres of musicians and artists, and has appeared on many well known venues such as Apollo Sound Stage, Joe's pub, WNYC radio and held her concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie. Yumi released her original CD album, "Beginning of a Journey" in 2009. She has been working on her project In Between Traditional & Contemporary by Koto. Member of Hougakuten Concert, Tokyo, Master qualification from Seiha School (style).
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