Dover Quartet Celebrates Leon Fleisher’s 90th Birthday

Earlier this month the Dover Quartet joined Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, and the star himself in three concerts honoring the legendary Leon Fleisher. The programs – performed at Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Perelman Hall, and the Kennedy Center – included Fleisher’s deeply felt Sheep May Safely Graze as well as Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 with the Dover. Congratulatory videos from luminaries like Mitsuko Uchida, Yuja Wang, Richard Goode, and even Ruth Bader Ginsburg rounded out the evening. As the Classical Post wrote, “It was a magically musical evening to celebrate a legend in the classical music world.”

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SphinxConnect 2019

The Sphinx Organization hosted its 19th annual conference in Detroit in early February, with hundreds of musicians, industry leaders, and others in attendance. MKI Artists’ Managing Director John Zion was honored to participate in the conference and take part in all the conversations.

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Dover Quartet’s Asia Debut

The unparalleled Dover Quartet made its Asian debut as part of the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival 2019 (formerly the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival). The eclectic programming featured luminaries like Joyce DiDonato, Martin Beaver, and Avi Avital, and introduced the Dover Quartet to exhilarated new audiences.

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Katie Backus
Spectacular Sound

MKI Artists was able to see the Ying Quartet perform here in Vermont this past weekend, and was again reminded of the incredible quality of the Quartet’s music-making. Their longevity – nearly thirty years spent together as a group – and incredible ability to communicate has resulted in a sound that’s nothing short of spectacular.

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Andrei Ionita on tour with Christian Macelaru and the NRSO

In January, the stunning Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță toured with the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania conducted by the commanding Cristian Măcelaru on their first-ever trip to the U.S. Performances included Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Strauss’s Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Andrei’s incredible take on Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, and Ravel’s much-loved Bolero.

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Katie Backus