SCRUBBING. Thanks for the clip @colgateviolin!
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These #extraordinarywomen SLAYED it tonight in their performance at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Their programming was so refreshing and the artistry utterly captivating. Stunning ladies!!!
#trailblazers #represent #epicprogramming #halfofhumanitycomposers #womencomposers #stringquartet #equality #cello #viola #violin #violinist #violinistsofinstagram #classicalmusic #classicalmusician #musiciansofinstagram #practiceeverydamnday #dcartist #nationalmuseumofwomeninthearts
Tonight in DC, Karen will sing and dance Armenian folksongs by Komitas Vartabed.... 😝 Just kidding, but we really are playing some beautiful Armenian tunes by Komitas that will make you want to sing and dance! 7:30pm at the National Museum of Women in the Arts!
When you get your bow custom made for you, and you always go back to them for your rehair, you get a tiny googly eye of appreciation #benoitrolland #itsalive
Back to the grind... First edits submitted for our debut CD, out this fall on @newammusic! Thanks to #theMPrize for this beautiful @shinola notebook for our note-taking purposes! #debut #record
Stomach 🦋🦋🦋🦋!!! We're thrilled to announce that we will be joining the @concert_artists_guild roster -- feeling deep gratitude to be represented by such a venerable organization, and join an exquisite group of artists!
Thank you to #theMPrize for this incredible opportunity!
A few additional snapshots from the competition and some reflections:
#theMPrize was super unique in that we could showcase our programming passion in every round. The judges gave us one or two selections to include, and then it was ultimately our call on how to artfully curate the 20/30/25 minute slots we had. We had so much fun creating programs, drawing from both historical icons and fresh young composers. We truly got to share what we feel excited about.
We were totally in awe of the organization of the MPrize. Everything was carefully scheduled, and someone was always around to help us. Big shout out to the strings liaison Kelsee for being such an amazing communicator and supporter!
And, in true Aizuri fashion, we managed to fill our bellies with the best Ann Arbor cuisines: Exotic Bakery, Ayse's, Zingerman's, Pacific Rim.... Thank you to everyone for an unforgettable experience!!!
Took a night to process yesterday... We are so overjoyed and completely honored to receive the Grand Prize at #theMPrize. Tears keep flowing as we read all the love we've felt from friends and family -- thank you to everyone for believing in us and supporting us since our journey began 5 years ago. Congrats on phenomenal and beautiful performances by the @themoaninfrogs and @invoke.sound
We would also like to give a HUGE thank you and shout out to Mary and Rick Price. They graciously hosted us during our hurricane-of-a-stay in Ann Arbor, and took care of us so that we could enjoy every performance.
We're so thrilled to be here in this moment, and so lucky and grateful to have our voice be heard... and excited to see how the future unfolds!!!!
We're moving on to the Grand Prize round of #theMPrize !!! We are floored by the amount of love and support we've received so far. Thank you!! It really lifts our spirits ❤️ tune into the livestream in our profile link tomorrow! We are on at 4pm ET -- WAHHH! #goblue #aizurimeansblue #grandfinale
We're in the finals! Catch us at #theMPrize competition finals Livestreamed this afternoon at the link in our profile! We're on at 1pm ET, and we're armed with a pretty funky program 😝 #goblue #aizurimeansblue #finalsherewecome