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Sunrise String Quartet

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Listen to the Sunrise String Quartet

The Sunrise String Quartet has performed regularly at the National Gallery of Art since its debut in 1995. In addition to standard quartet repertoire, the group presents rarely heard masterpieces of chamber music. They have been recognized with a Chamber Music America residency at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts as well as with residencies at Concerts at the Beach in Delaware and the Davies Concert Series in Camp Springs, Maryland. In 2009 the quartet collaborated in concert with the renowned chamber musician and pianist Menahem Pressler, playing music by Mozart and Schumann, and in 2011 the ensemble appeared on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center.

CLAUDIA CHUDACOFF, violinist

In addition to serving as concertmaster of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the National Gallery of Art Orchestra, and the United States Marine Band White House Chamber Orchestra, violinist Claudia Chudacoff appears frequently as a soloist and chamber musician in the Washington and Baltimore areas. A member of both the Sunrise Quartet and the National Gallery of Art String Quartet, she has also performed with the Contemporary Music Forum and National Musical Arts as well as in the Embassy Series and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is featured on a recording of chamber music by Erich Korngold released by Albany Records, and has been heard a number of times on American Public Mediaís Performance Today.

TERI LAZAR, violinist

Violinist Teri Lazar has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. She is the concertmaster of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra and performs with the Richmond Chamber Players and in Currents, a chamber music series also based in Richmond. She earned a doctor of music degree from the Catholic University of America and teaches violin at American University, where she is a musician in residence. Lazar has recorded chamber music for the Albany, Centaur, Klavier, and North/South Consonance labels and has been heard on Performance Today

OSMAN KIVRAK, violist

With numerous concert tours of Europe to his credit, including performances at the Spoleto Festivals in the United States and Italy, violist Osman Kivrak brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the National Gallery of Art String Quartet. He also performs with the Sunrise Quartet, the Richmond Chamber Players, and Currents and serves as artistic director of Concerts at the Beach in Delaware and the Davies Concert Series in Camp Springs, Maryland. A viola instructor in the applied music program at American University, Kivrak received master of music and doctor of music degrees from the Catholic University of America. Before coming to the United States, he studied at Gazi University in Turkey and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He has recorded chamber music for the Amerimusic, Arizona University Recordings, Klavier, and Living Music labels. His compositions for viola and other instruments have been heard at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, and the Library of Congress.

DIANA FISH, cellist

A resident of Washington, DC, since 1994 when she became a member of the Marine Chamber Orchestra of ďThe Presidentís Own?United States Marine Band, cellist Diana Fish currently serves as assistant principal cellist of that ensemble. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Orlando Cole, Fish continued her work at the graduate level at Indiana University, where her teacher was Janos Starker. Fish has been the principal cellist of Concert Artists of Baltimore, with whom she performed as soloist in Beethovenís Triple Concerto for piano, violin, and cello. A founding member of both the Sunrise Quartet and the National Gallery of Art String Quartet, she has also appeared as soloist with the Marine Chamber Orchestra in Victor Herbertís Cello Concerto in E Minor.