J Freivogel is the founding and current first violinist of the Jasper String Quartet. He is also the winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award and the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians
Rachel Henderson Freivogel is the founding cellist of the Jasper String Quartet. She married the violinist J Freivogel and they live in Philadelphia, PA with their children, Leon and Evy.
Sae Chonabayashi is the second violinist of the Jasper String Quartet. At the age of 15, Sae began attending the prestigious Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan. She completed her studies there with Koichiro Harada, a founding member of the Tokyo String Quartet..
Sam Quintal, founding violist of the Jasper String Quartet, was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska in a small log cabin with wood heat and no running water.
The Jasper Quartet was formed at Oberlin Conservatory in 2006. This extraordinary ensemble, which plays with
"...sparkling vitality and great verve..."
They are the winners of several prizes including the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Deeply engaging with the music, the Jasper performs pieces emotionally significant to its members. Their interpretations of Beethoven, Borodin, and Mendelssohn will be
" ...expressively compelling"