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Ariel String Quartet Performs at Davidson College to Rave Reviews

by Amanda Preston

Ariel String QuartetAs part of the Davidson College Concert Series, the young and superbly talented Ariel String Quartet performed a highly successful concert on Davidson's campus on November 17, 2013. The intimate venue of Tyler-Tallman Hall was full to the brim with an enthustiastic audience; everyone in attendance felt as though they had witnessed an exceptional level of chamber music, exemplified by the numerous curtain calls and standing ovation for the string quartet.

Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. Originally formed in Israel in 2004, violinists Alexandra Kazovsky and Gershon Gechikov, violist Jan Grüning, and cellist Amit Even-Tov moved to the United States in 2004 to continue their professional studies as a quartet.

In January 2012 the Quartet was named quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, an astonishing accomplishment for such a young ensemble and a testament to the Ariel's skill and dedication to their craft. The quartet's program at Davidson included works by Haydn, Schulhoff, and Beethoven.

To read a review from critic Perry Tannenbaum of Classical Voice of North Carolina, please visit their website.