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Kontras Quartet
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
Dmitri Pogorelov, Violin
Francois Henkins, Violin
Ben Weber, Viola
Jean Hatmaker, Cello
Contact
Francois Henkins


Address
800 Elgin Rd #1415
Evanston, IL, 60201
Phone
(312) 513-8317

Additional Info
Year Founded
2009
Repertoire
Classical, New Music, World Music
Size
Quartet
Instrumentation
String
Management
Self-Managed
Ensemble in
Residence
Western Michigan University; Elmhurst College

In nearly 7 years, the Chicago-based Kontras String Quartet has played hundreds of concerts throughout North America. Praised by Gramophone for a "superb" debut album, and for their "crisp precision" (Palm Beach Daily News) and "enjoyable musical personality" (Fanfare Magazine), they have appeared regularly on radio and TV, including Performance Today, NPR, PBS, and NBC. Kontras was the recipient of a 2013 CMA Classical Commissioning Grant, and winner of a four-year full-time residency in North Carolina. Kontras is currently faculty quartet-in-residence at Western Michigan University, and is a regular collaborator with the Kruger Brothers folk trio.