Zelter String Quartet
Praised by LA Opus for their “seemingly effortless precision and blend”, the Zelter String Quartet formed in Los Angeles in 2018. Gold Prize Winners of the 2021 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition, the quartet is comprised of violinists Kyle Gilner and Gallia Kastner, violist Nao Kubota, and cellist Allan Hon. The quartet has worked with several distinguished artists including Lina Bahn, Scott St. John, Astrid Schween, Ronald Copes, Yura Lee, and Alasdair Tait, and has collaborated with the Verona String Quartet. In 2019, The Zelter String Quartet was awarded a full scholarship to participate in the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar, where they worked with members of the St. Lawrence and Danish String Quartets. Most recently, they were invited to participate in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival, where they worked with the Pacifica, Escher, and American String Quartets.