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 Club Shostakovich in Seattle. Since then, the quartet has explored more Shostakovich quartets, as well as works by Beethoven, Schubert, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn.
Beginning in the 2015-16 season they embarked on the Vashon Beethoven Quartet Project, a chronological presentation of all the Beethoven masterworks in a lecture-recital format.
String Quartet op. 18 no. 3 by L.v. Beethoven
Andante con moto
String Quartet no. 10, op.118 by D. Shostakovich
String Quartet op. 59 no. 2 by Beethoven
Artur Girsky, violin I
Natasha Bazhanov, violin II
Timothy Christie, viola
Rowena Hammill, cello