Violinist Yuna Shinohara; violinist Chihiro Kitada; violist Meguna Naka; cellist Tatsuki Sasanuma
Quartet Amabile won First Prize at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Formed at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan, the quartet has previously captured First Prize at the Romanian International Music Competition, Grand Prix and First Prize at the Japan’s Yokohama International Music Competition, and the Kirishima International Music Festival Prize and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi Music Director Prize at the Kirishima International Music Festival. This season, Quartet Amabile will debut at Merkin Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Quartet Amabile has performed at the Miyazaki International Music Festival and the Young Prague Music Festival. Ongoing projects in Tokyo include appearances on the “Brahms Plus” series in Hakuju Hall and the “Beethoven Cycle” series in Oji Hall.
Quartet Amabile has performed with pianist Martha Argerich, and participated in masterclasses with the Shanghai and Vienna String Quartets, Sadao Harada, Koichiro Harada, and Nobuko Imai. It was recipient of a three-year Matsuo Academy Promotion Foundation Subsidy. The quartet currently studies with one of the members of the Tokyo String Quartet (former winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions), violist Kazuhide Isomura.
YCA represents Quartet Amabile for worldwide engagements, excluding Japan. Please contact us for more information.