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Named after the distance between Washington DC and Tokyo, the quintet was created by The Ryuji Ueno Foundation as part of the Potomac Music Lab Project. The group’s world-renowned musicians will perform a variety of classical and popular songs for a salon series “Evermay Concert Series” in Georgetown (Friday March 24, 7:30pm), for the Festival’s Opening Ceremony on Saturday, March 25 at the Warner Theatre, and as a pop-up performance at Union Station (March 26, noon).
The 6821 Quintet will be led by violinist Mayu Kishima, First Prize winner of the First Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition in 2016. Using the finest classical instruments, the group is comprised of two violinists, a violist, a cellist, and a pianist. The quintet premieres pieces specifically composed for the National Cherry Blossom Festival; this year’s work will be composed by S&R Foundation Washington Award Winner Mamiko Hirai.