The Girsky Quartet was formed in 2012 when Artur Girsky and Natasha Bazhanov (Seattle Symphony violinists), Julie Whitton (Seattle Symphony violist) and Rowena Hammill (Los Angeles Opera cellist) performed Shostakovich String Quartet no. 1 at the first ever Club Shostakovich in Seattle. Since then the quartet has explored more Shostakovich quartets, as well as works by Beethoven, Schubert, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn. They have performed for Vashon Chamber Music, Chamber Music San Juans, Chamber Music at Richmond Beach, Northwest Focus Live on KING FM radio, and in November 2015 will tour the...


Beethoven

The Seattle-based Girsky String Quartet performs all the string quartet masterworks of Ludwig van Beethoven in chronological order and in lecture-recital format. The 2017 series kicks off with  a program featuring the mighty 1st Rasumovsky Quartet, op.59 no.1, the first of Beethoven’smiddle period masterpieces. Tickets at the door $20 general | $15 senior/student | 18 and under free.Or buy the series and SAVE. Vashon Havurah Building15401 Westside H’wy SW, Vashon, WA, 98070 Rowena Hammill and Douglas Davis, island cellists, have been the Artistic Directors of Vashon Chamber Music since its...


Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, D.956

The Girsky Quartet with Cellist Andrew Cook perform an excerpt from the third movement of Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, D.956 on NW Focus Live in the KING-FM Studio. Franz Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D.956 III. Scherzo. Presto - Trio. Andante sostenuto (excerpt) Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Sayaka Kokubo, viola. Rowena Hammil, cello. Andrew Cook, cello. Recorded July 12th, 2016. Sean Maclean: cameras & direction. Matt Ogaz: audio, cameras, editing. www.king.org


Vashon Chamber Music presents the Vashon Beethoven Quartet Project from Voice of Vashon on Vimeo. FEATURING GIRSKY STRING QUARTET Artur Girsky, violin. Natasha Bazhanov, violin. Julie Whitton, viola. Rowena Hammill, cello.