Kleio Quartet join the Merita platform
City Music Foundation is delighted to report that Kleio Quartet has been selected to take part in MERITA, a digital platform that showcases artists through a range of different activity.
Described by Alina Ibragimova as “a wonderfully dedicated group of musicians who bring assuredness and freshness to everything they play”, the Kleio Quartet was formed at the Seiji Ozawa International Chamber Academy in 2019. They consist of individually acclaimed musicians Yume Fujise, Katherine Yoon, Jenny Lewisohn and Eliza Millett.
MERITA – where chamber Music, cultural hERItage and TAlent meet – is an online and offline platform that increases the visibility and circulation of emerging European string quartets by innovating and improving the sustainability of the music industry increasing access and participation in cultural activities promoting European cultural heritage strengthening connections between local and European culture, and between online and offline engagement.
Winner of the Creative Europe – European Platforms 2021 and co-funded by the European Union, the project’s development lasts three years and is run by 17 cultural institutions from 12 European countries. It involves 38 string quartets for a total of 152 artists.
Through the digital platform, MERITA will showcase artists, present cultural sites and historic houses, educational materials, networking and content for the public, panel of online and on-site activities, i.e. trainings, artistic residencies, transnational and international circulation of young artists, studies and research.
The platform also allows new audiences to be brought closer to classical music and places of historical interest. It aims to become a reference point for (young) chamber musicians and practitioners, forming the basis for a new and lasting business model.