Acclaim

For their debut recording, the superb Chicago-based ensemble have eschewed anything resembling the predictable ... As in everything on their inaugural disc, the Kontras players are alert to the minutest facets ... How they apply such care and personality to core repertoire will be fascinating to hear some day, though more explorations of repertoire beyond the standard would be very welcome.

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Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone

Return performance well worth the wait:  Chamber Music Wilmington brought the Kontras String Quartet back to town following their earlier concert on the series four and a half years ago. From their fine performance, it was abundantly clear why they were honored with a return invitation.

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CVNC Arts Journal

The Kontras Quartet has a distinctive and enjoyable musical personality, and this well-recorded CD [Origins] presents them in a wonderful light.  This disc is a delight all around, and is accordingly warmly recommended.

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Fanfare Magazine

To say that the playing was impressive would be an understatement. The performance was full of life, clean, crisp, and vibrant. I could not help thinking as I was listening that I have recordings of this work by seasoned quartets whose performance is not as good, or as interesting ... With tonight's performance, it is evident that the Kontras Quartet has worked hard and has become a tightly crafted and beautiful instrument.

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CVNC Arts Journal

Speaking of modernism and accessibility, here’s a program of 20th- and 21st-century string quartets consciously designed both to celebrate cultural differences ... and to encourage transcendence of them ... The program is thoroughly enjoyable in all its diversity.

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CD Hotlist

Works that are alternately challenging, whimsical, inventive, melodic and engaging fill the adventuresome program on this CD.

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Salisbury University

[Kontras’] wide range of perspectives brought a vibrant approach to this colorful composition ... Kontras held their own throughout, carrying the sweet and sentimental second movement of the concerto with crisp precision ... a truly impressive performance by the Kontras Quartet at the Society of the Four Arts ...

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Palm Beach Daily News

Lest anyone think that chamber concerts have to be stiff and dull, they haven't yet met the Kontras Quartet.

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CVNC Arts Journal
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