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 Los Angeles area for the Music Guild and Gold Coast Chamber Music series.