Tokyo Strng Quartet

Classical Indian Raga Music & Tokyo String Quartet promise to make Maverick Concert’s Final Weekend a Grand Finale.

by Editorial Staff

Saturday, September 15, 2012, 6:30 pm
An Evening of Indian Classical Music

Steve Gorn, bansuri flute
Allyn Miner, sitar
Ray Spiegel, tabla
Premlata, tanpura

Steve Gorn has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world. His gurus are the late bansuri master, Sri Gour Goswami, of Kolkata, and Pandit Raghunath Seth of Mumbai, who he has often accompanies in concert. He has also studied with the late Ustad Z. M. Dagar.

Steve Gorn

Steve Gorn

During the past decade Steve has often performed in India, appearing at Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal, Triveni Hall in New Delhi, The Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata, NCPA, and The Nehru Center in Mumbai, and numerous other venues. His performance with Pandit Ravi Shankar’s disciple, Barun Kumar Pal, at Kolkata’s Rama Krishna Mission, was televised throughout India. In the New York area he often performs with Pandit Samir Chatterjee as well as the Darbari Ensemble with sitarist, Allyn Miner and the sarangi master, Ramesh Misra.

Sri Gour Goswami introduced Steve to the vocal (gayaki) style of bansuri that was first introduced by the legendary flutist, Padmabhusan Pannalal Ghosh. As a disciple of this illustrious gharana, the heart of Steve’s playing reflects an attention to meer and gamak and an ‘old world’ rendering of raga which unfolds timelessly and with attention to the rasa, or color of each note and melodic contour.

Raga means ‘to color the mind.’ Steve’s concerts offer a unique performance revealing the beauty and subtleties of raga. This exquisite music, evolved from the rich spiritual and yogic traditions of India, and unfolds in an unending dance of melody and rhythm.


Sunday, September 16, 2012, 2 pm |  Final Concert of the 2012 Season
Please note the special 2 pm time

Tokyo String Quartet
Martin Beaver, violin
Kikuei Ikeda, violin
Kazuhide Isomura, viola
Clive Greensmith, cello

Tokyo Sting Quartett Photo: Marco Borggreve

Tokyo Sting Quartett Photo: Marco Borggreve

After 43 seasons, the Tokyo String Quartet has announced that 2012 – 2013 will be their last. Regarded as one of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world, the Tokyo Quartet — Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda (violins), Kazuhide Isomura (viola) and Clive Greensmith (cello) — has collaborated with a remarkable array of artists and composers, built a comprehensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings and established a distinguished teaching record. Performing over a hundred concerts worldwide each season, the quartet has a devoted international following across the globe.

The ensemble performs on the “Paganini Quartet,” a group of renowned Stradivarius instruments named for legendary virtuoso Niccolò Paganini, who acquired and played them during the nineteenth century. The instruments have been on loan to the quartet from the Nippon Music Foundation since 1995, when they were purchased from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.



Officially formed in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music, the Tokyo Quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, where the founding members were profoundly influenced by Professor Hideo Saito. The original members came to America for further study, and soon afterwards won First Prize at the Coleman Competition, the Munich Competition, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. An exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon firmly established the group as one of the world’s leading quartets.


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