Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing and soulful interpretations, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. In January 2012 the Quartet was named quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, an astonishing accomplishment for such a young ensemble. The quartet has won Grand Prize at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, First Prize at the international Franz Schubert competition in Graz, Austria (2003) and the Székely Prize for their performance of Bartók, as well as the overall Third Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2007. Featuring Alexandra Kazovsky and Gershon Gerchikov, violin; Jan Grüning, viola and Amit Even-Tov, cello. The program includes Schubert’s final string quartet, the massive, mercurial Quartet in G Major, D. 887.