Stars Aligned Siblings
Stars Aligned Siblings is an all-sibling string quartet ages 9, 12, 13, and 14 years-old. They have toured internationally at festivals and events in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Mexico, and in the United States and have won numerous awards in chamber music, including 1st Place Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, Winner "Ensembles" Cadenza Contest 2.0, 1st Place Chicago International Music Competition - Amateur Division, 1st Place & Outstanding Gold Medalist Award of U.S. Open Music Competition, 1st Place U.S. International Music Competition, 1st Place MTAC VOCE State Finals, 1st Place DVC-HNU Strings Competition, and 1st Place Sacramento Chamber Music Society Competition, 3rd Place Piero Farulli International Competition for Young String Quartets where they also received the youngest ensemble award. In addition to their chamber music awards, the siblings have also received 1st Place in numerous solo competitions, and have performed individually as soloists with over ten different orchestras since the ages of six. Stars Aligned Siblings is taught in the Heifetz tradition of chamber playing by Ayke Agus, violin protégé and accompanist of the legendary, Jascha Heifetz. Additionally all four siblings attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Pre-College Division.
String Quartet No. 2 by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo. Allegro