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Iberis String Quartet

Program: 

J.S. Bach - BWV 1004 Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor
V. Chaconne
Sofia Levchenko, violin

Debussy, Claude - Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano, L. 140
I. Allegro vivo
II. Intermède: fantasque et léger
III. Finale: très animé 
Daniela Diaz, violin; Ling Lo, piano

J.S. Bach - BWV 1010 Cello Suite No. 4 in Eb major (arr. for Viola) 
V. Bourree
Yury Ozhegov, viola

David Popper - Polonaise de Concert Op. 14
Sandro Sidamonidze, cello; Elene Qobulashvili, piano

Purcell - Fantasie No. 5 (arr. for string quartet)

Haydn - String Quartet in D minor, Hob.III:76 No.2 (Fifths) 
I. Allegro
II. Andante o più tosto allegretto
III. Minuet (D minor) - Trio
IV. Finale. Vivace assai


Iberis String Quartet

We are a group of friends and musicians established at Michigan State University. We envisioned the creation of a string quartet in which we can explore musical works and perform concerts that of the highest artistic quality. We speak a total of six languages and besides our work and practice time, we love to exchange our cultural traditions through cooking parties! 

Our team is fully committed to involve young and new audiences into classical, romantic, 20 th and 21st century string quartet masterpieces, through the presentation of their history/background in a dynamic and joyful way. Beyond the concert stage, Iberis String Quartet has a deep devotion to build more connections between schools and communities around the world, and to educate emerging generations to the individual and collective practice of music in an environment that develops a supportive community. Iberis String Quartet constantly pursues opportunities to demonstrate to new-young audiences that classical music can be accessible to the modern listener. 

Born in Uzbekistan, violinist Sofia Levchenko , is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Violin Performance with Professor Dmitri Berlinsky at Michigan State University; she is widely experienced in the performance of different musical styles in solo, chamber and orchestra settings. Recently awarded first prize in the chamber music category of the “2018 Golden Classical Music Awards” International Competition, Daniela Diaz continues her education under the mentorship of Professor Dmitri Berlinsky, and performs on an instrument made in 2016 by Paul Becker, the lead luthier and owner of Carl Becker and Son (Chicago, IL). Student of Professor Yuri Gandelsman, Yury Ozhegov -“From Russia with Love”, currently performs with orchestras and chamber groups from the Michigan area, and will be soon completing his DMA degree from Michigan State University. 2007 Vladimir Spivakov prizewinner, cellist Sandro Sidamonidze, currently works on his Bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Professor Suren Bagratuni, and continues to be an active chamber musician and passionate collaborator of new music.