Called for American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, the Cassatt String Quartet provides earned critical compliment throughout THE UNITED STATES, china and taiwan, and Europe. The music artists are violinists Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower, violist Michiko Oshima, and cellist Kelley Mikkelsen. Cassatt gained fellowships at Tanglewood and Yale, had taken top awards at competitions such as for example Banff, Fischoff, and Coleman, and received the 1995 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Initial Prize Prize for Adventurous Development. Cassatt performs regular repertory as well as the functions they payment from modern composers. They perform the piece “Anna” on vocalist Gisburg’s 1998 Tzadik discharge, Trust. During the CD’s launch, they offered as Quartet-in-Residence at East Carolina University or college, Syracuse University, with various celebrations along the East Coastline, including N.Con.C.’s Bang on the Can Festival.