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Chiaroscuro String Quartet

Princeton University Concerts Debut


Sunday, March 26, 2023, 3:00 PM EDT, 6:00 PM EDT


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


Tickets for this event will go on sale online only on Monday, August 1 and by phone on Tuesday, September 6.

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Every unexpected twist and turn is as fresh as the day it was written."

—Financial Times

Performances Up Close

About the Event

Making her debut on our Concert Classics series in April on a modern instrument, violinist Alina Ibragimova first comes with an ensemble that brings “a shock to the ears of the best kind” (The Observer). Playing standing up on gut stringed instruments with historical bows, the Chiaroscuro Quartet performs music of the Classical and early Romantic periods with an utterly unique sound that has brought audiences to their feet across the world. The quartet’s three leading ladies, and one leading gent, bring us a program rooted in love: two string quartets written after their respective composers fell under the spell of the leading ladies in their own lives. Having experienced the group’s revelatory approach to this music, you are bound to fall under their spell as well!

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees will be required to show photo ID and proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the maximum extent, which now includes a booster shot for all eligible to receive it. Please read our COVID-19 policies in advance of attendance.

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Alina Ibragimova Violin

Pablo Hernán Benedí Violin

Emilie Hörnlund Viola

Claire Thirion Cello


  • Beethoven

    String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”

  • Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13

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