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The Girsky Quartet was formed in 2012 when Artur Girsky and Natasha Bazhanov (Seattle Symphony violinists), Julie Whitton (Seattle Symphony violist) and Rowena Hammill (Los Angeles Opera cellist) performed Shostakovich String Quartet no. 1 at the first ever Club Shostakovich in Seattle. Since then the quartet has explored more Shostakovich quartets, as well as works by Beethoven, Schubert, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn. They have performed for Vashon Chamber Music, Chamber Music San Juans, Chamber Music at Richmond Beach, Northwest Focus Live on KING FM radio, and in November 2015 will tour the...


Beethoven

The Seattle-based Girsky String Quartet performs all the string quartet masterworks of Ludwig van Beethoven in chronological order and in lecture-recital format. The 2017 series kicks off with  a program featuring the mighty 1st Rasumovsky Quartet, op.59 no.1, the first of Beethoven’smiddle period masterpieces. Tickets at the door $20 general | $15 senior/student | 18 and under free.Or buy the series and SAVE. Vashon Havurah Building15401 Westside H’wy SW, Vashon, WA, 98070 Rowena Hammill and Douglas Davis, island cellists, have been the Artistic Directors of Vashon Chamber Music since its...


Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, D.956

The Girsky Quartet with Cellist Andrew Cook perform an excerpt from the third movement of Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, D.956 on NW Focus Live in the KING-FM Studio. Franz Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D.956 III. Scherzo. Presto - Trio. Andante sostenuto (excerpt) Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Sayaka Kokubo, viola. Rowena Hammil, cello. Andrew Cook, cello. Recorded July 12th, 2016. Sean Maclean: cameras & direction. Matt Ogaz: audio, cameras, editing. www.king.org


Vashon Chamber Music presents the Vashon Beethoven Quartet Project from Voice of Vashon on Vimeo. FEATURING GIRSKY STRING QUARTET Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Julie Whitton, viola. Rowena Hammill, cello.


From the GOLD COAST CONCERT ARTISTS: LOS ANGELES, CA FEATURING GIRSKY STRING QUARTET Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Julie Whitton, viola. Rowena Hammill, cello. with Andrew Cook, cello.


  On January 29th the Girsky Quartet will take their Vashon Beethoven show across the water to West Seattle’s beloved Kenyon Hall. On the program are Op. 18 nos. 1 and 2 plus Schubert Quartettsatz, along with Lou Magor’s fantastic Wurlitzer organ and $1 root beer floats! PROGRAM Beethoven quartets op. 18 nos. 1 and 2 Schubert Quartettsatz. FEATURING GIRSKY STRING QUARTET Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Julie Whitton, viola. Rowena Hammill, cello. Kenyon Hall 7904 35th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98126 Seattle Artists/Kenyon Hall, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization,...


Join Seattle Symphony musicians and fellow music fans at Microsoft for  MUSIC, WINE AND CONVERSATION Featuring the Girsky Quartet Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Julie Whitton, viola. Rowena Hammill, cello. Music begins at 4:30pm Microsoft Campus Building 4 Café This event is complimentary, but RSVPs are required and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (FULL)


Works by Pleyel. Shostakovich. Schubert. Featuring Girsky String Quartet Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Julie Whitton, viola. Rowena Hammill, cello. with Andrew Cook, cello. Artist Max Rodriguez will present a painting inspired by the Shostakovich String Quartet no. 8 in c minor Saturday, November 21st at 7:30pm Pasadena Conservatory of Music Barrett Recital Hall 100 N Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106 Sunday, November 22nd at 3pm Jewish Community Center of Palm Springs 332 W. Alejo Rd Palm Springs, CA 92262


Program Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 13. Schulhoff: String Quartet No. 1 (1924). Schubert: Quarttsatz in C Minor, D. 703. Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3. November 16 U​niversity Synagogue 11960 Sunset Blvd, at Saltair Los Angeles (Brentwood), CA November 17 Daniel Recital Hall, Cal State Long Beach Palo Verde and Atherton  Long Beach, CA November 18 Adat Ari El Temple 12020 Burbank Blvd. at Laurel Canyon Valley Village, CA


The Girksy String Quartet performs in our debut of First Friday Salons At RESONANCE at SOMA Towers, Friday, October 2, 2015. Featuring Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Julie Whitton, viola. Rowena Hammill, cello. Mendelssohn String Quartet in A Minor, op. 13 Adagio - Allegro vivace Adagio non lento Intermezzo Allegretto con moto Presto