Chamber Music Tulsa Presents the Aviv Quartet from Israel

Chamber Music Tulsa presents the Aviv Quartet from Israel Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. at the John H. Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. According to The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Aviv Quartet is “an ensemble that blends potent interpretive skills with technical precision.”

Aviv means “spring” in Hebrew, and it is appropriate that there Tulsa appearance coincides with the season. The Quartet was founded in Israel in 1997 and features Sergey Ostrovsky and Evgenia Epshtein on violin, Timur Yakubov on viola, and Aleksandr Khramouchin on cello. For the Sunday April 15 concert, they will perform Mozart’s “Hoffmeister” Quartet, the Quartet No. 3 by Shostakovich and Dohnanyi’s Quartet No. 3 in A Minor.

The Aviv Quartet now performs across the globe in critically acclaimed concerts, and is emerging as one of today’s finest chamber ensembles. The numerous prizes they have received include Grand Prize and four special prizes at the Melbourne Chamber Music Competition, top prize and Critics’ Prize at the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition and First Prize (Amadeus Prize) at the Charles Hennen Competition in Holland. In addition to performances from the Kennedy Center to Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Aviv conducts master classes around the world – recently at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Mizra Chamber Music seminar in Israel, the University of Southern California, and the University of Winnipeg. The Quartet has counted among its mentors Isaac Stern, and the Alban Berg Quartet.

Most recently, the quartet recorded string quartets of Ernst von Dohnányi for Naxos and a CD of three quartets of Erwin Schulhoff has been released on the same label.

The Aviv Quartet will be in Tulsa during Passover and Chamber Music Tulsa has arranged for them to perform an outreach after Shabbat services at Temple Israel at approximately 9 p.m. Friday evening, April 13. Temple Israel is located at 2004 E. 22nd Pl. The public is invited to attend.

Single tickets to the Sunday concert are $25 for adults and $5 for students. Make reservations through the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Ticket Office at 918-596-7111 or

Updated 03-27-2012

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