Nico Quartet: Honors Ensemble Recital

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Boston, MA
United States

Hailing from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and Canada, the Nico Quartet was formed at the New England Conservatory of Music in September 2018. Coached by Nicholas Cords and nominated as a 2018-2019 New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble, the quartet consists of violinists Minami Yoshida and Alison Kim, violist Chih-Ta Chen and cellist Deokyong Kim.

They are currently all sophomore students in pursuit of their Bachelor of Music at the New England Conservatory and their teachers consist of Miriam Fried, Kristopher Tong, Mai Motobuchi and Lluis Claret. Individually the members of the Nico Quartet have performed in numerous countries around the world and have been laureates of competitions located in Montreal, Helsinki, Tokyo, Vancouver, Seoul, and Tainan.

They have also attended esteemed festivals such as the Kronberg Academy Masterclasses, Pyeonchang Festival, Morningside Music Bridge, and more. As advocates for community service and outreach concerts, the Nico Quartet is excited to perform several concerts in the Boston area and as a quartet they look forward to sharing their love and passion for chamber music.

Nico Quartet:

Alison Kim & Minami Yoshida, violins
Chih-Ta Chen, viola
DeokYong Claire Kim, cello


Schubert: String Quartet No. 12, D. 703, "Quartettsatz"
Bartok: String Quartet no.2 in A Minor, op. 17, BB75, Sz. 67
Blackwell: Discarded Vernacular
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major

About the Krasner Vuilliaume

This year's loan of the Krasner Family Vuilliaume violin has been granted to Minami Yoshida. Minami’s quartet, the Nico String Quartet, was one of five ensembles selected through an audition process to participate in the NEC Honors Chamber Music Program. The Nico String Quartet, has the title of Honor's “Krasner Ensemble”, will perform a full recital in Jordan Hall on April 29, 2019 and will present community engagement concerts throughout the semester. At each performance the group will speak to their audience about the history and special background of the Krasner Vuilliaume violin, especially the connection through the esteemed former faculty member, Louis Krasner and his contribution to the chamber music culture and community at NEC.

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