Above: Image of the Parker Quartet performing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in participation of Barbara & William Karatz Chamber Concert Series on April 8, 2013.
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is proud to present its 23rd anniversary season of the Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series. Enjoy chamber music as it was intended—in a warm, intimate setting, where you are treated as a guest in our historic home. All concerts are followed by a private reception with the artists.
About Parker Quartet & Kikuei Ikeda:
Hailed by the New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Grammy Award–winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet began its professional touring career in 2002 and garnered international acclaim in 2005, winning the Concert Artists Guild Competition as well as the grand prix and Mozart Prize at the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in France.
Kikuei Ikeda, violinist, was born in Yokosuka and studied violin at the Toho Academy of Music with Saburo Sumi and Josef Gingold and chamber music with Hideo Saito. While still living in Japan, he performed as soloist with the Yomiuri Symphony and the Tokyo Metropolitan and Tokyo Symphony orchestras and toured Europe as concertmaster of the Toho String Orchestra. Mr. Ikeda was a prizewinner in the Mainichi-NHK and Haken competitions in Japan, the Washington International Competition for Strings in Washington, D.C., and the Vienna da Motta in Portugal.