Chiara Quartet

The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: The Chiara Quartet Plays By Heart

Monday, March 24, 2014

On March 21, WQXR presented the award-winning Chiara String Quartet in a concert performed completely by heart and without relying on any printed sheet music. 


WQXR Features

Video Webcast: Chiara String Quartet Plays From Memory

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Watch the archived video webcast of the Chiara String Quartet playing works by Ravel, Bartok and Brahms, recorded March 21 in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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Classical Musicians Change Names, Forcing Fans to Adapt

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Before he was "Lenny," Leonard Bernstein was originally Louis Bernstein. The violinist Midori was formerly Midori Gotō. And Nigel Kennedy attempted to go by his given name alone for a period.

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Q2 Music

Awake with NOW Ensemble, Chiara and Matmos

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Join us Thursday at 7 pm to hear a performance by NOW Ensemble, Chiara Quartet and Matmos celebrating two CD releases at the Greenwich Village venue (le) Poisson Rouge.


Cued Up

‘Tis a Season of Birthdays

Sunday, October 09, 2011

To close off our week-long Maximum Reich 2.0 festival, on Sunday at 2 p.m., Cued Up is raising the champagne glass to some of the composer's most compelling and blissful chamber music.

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New Sounds

New Releases, April 2011 (Special Podcast)

Friday, July 08, 2011


It's that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through the stacks, bins, and towers of new CDs, records, and bandcamp sites which have come across his desk or into his email over the past month to present some choice cuts.


Cued Up

Don't Mess Up. Listen to This.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Listen to Chiara Quartet, NOW Ensemble and Matmos share a concert bill that spans the outer reaches of haunting string quartets, groovy electronic experimentalism, and instrumental chamber pop intricacy.


The New Canon

New Wave, Old School

Monday, April 18, 2011

This week's featured guest is The Chiara Quartet's Rebecca Fischer and Jonah Sirota. Duality drives a lot of today’s composers. On the one hand, they continue the threads started by the likes of Monteverdi, Handel, Beethoven and Ravel. On the other, they’re also working with a preponderance of musical genres that, had they existed in the 17th, 18th or 19th Centuries, would surely have been drawn on as well by their predecessors.


Q2 Music Live Concerts

Ecstatic Music Marathon: Part 1

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Ecstatic Music Festival, a two-month event dedicated to exploring the boundaries between classical music and pop, kicked off with an eight-hour marathon last month. Check out some of the highlights on Q2.

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Nadia Sirota

String Quartet 2.0

Monday, October 18, 2010

As far back as I can recall, the string quartet has resonated with me on an almost spiritual level, and I really do mean as far back as I can remember. When I was old enough and accomplished enough to participate in performing string quartets, well, that's when casual flirtation morphed into full-on obsession.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Chiara Quartet

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Chiara Quartet proves that they know what chamber music is all about by respecting its roots. As a part of their own back-to-basics series, Chamber Music in any Chamber, the Chiaras performed at (Le) Poisson Rouge, bolstering a program that bypasses concert hall for clubs and galleries, returning chamber music to its rightful birthplace in intimate settings.