St. Petersburg Quartet Concert Series

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St. Petersburg Quartet Concert Series

Join the Grammy-nominated, internationally esteemed St. Petersburg Quartet for a series of intimate concerts, right here in Kansas City.

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Pilgrim Chapel 3801 Gillham Road Kansas City, MO 64111

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"Bliss, for this listener, doesn't get much more unequivocal than the St. Petersburg Quartet's performance." - The Toronto Globe and Mail.

The Grammy nominated St. Petersburg Quartet has enjoyed an illustrious international career as one of the world’s most esteemed string quartets. Their accolades include “Best Record” honors in Stereo Review and Gramophone, an opening night performance at the Mostly Mozart festival of Lincoln Center, a five-year residency at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a five-year residency at the Wichita State University, and hundreds of concerts throughout North America, Europe, and Asia at prestigious series and festivals.

Highlights of recent seasons include performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Library of Congress; appearances at festivals such as Music Mountain, Rockport, and Mainly Mozart in San Diego; and collaborations with pianists Leon Fleisher, Ruth Laredo, Misha Dichter, Anton Nel, and violist Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet. The quartet has toured Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Israel, Ireland and the U.K.

Founded in 1985 as the Leningrad String Quartet, the quartet blazed a trail through chamber music circles, winning a number of notable international competitions including 1st Prize at the All-Soviet Union String Quartet Competition, Silver Medal and Special Prize at the Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition, 1st Prize and both Special Prizes at the Vittorio Gui International Competition for Chamber Ensembles in Florence, Italy, and First Prize and the “Grand Prix Musica Viva” at the Melbourne, Australia International Chamber Music Competition. When the city of Leningrad resumed its historic name, the quartet changed its name to the St. Petersburg String Quartet.

After a hiatus from the stage during the COVID pandemic, the quartet relaunched in 2022 with two new members (Ned Kellenberger and Sascha Groschang), alongside Boris Vayner (member since 2005), and founding member Alla Aranovskaya.

In 2009 the quartet launched the St. Petersburg International Music Academy (now called Leopold Auer Music Festival), an intensive summer program for students, operating in various campuses and festivals in the USA and Mexico. A portion of each ticket will be donated to scholarships and educational outreach for young musicians in need.

Our 2022-2023 Kansas City Series dates are:

September 23


January 27

May 12

All concerts are at 7:30pm at the lovely Pilgrim Chapel in midtown Kansas City. (It looks just out of a storybook)!