Pianist Evren Ozel opens SSQ season Sept. 24

The Spokane String Quartet opens its 2023-24 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, with guest pianist Evren Ozel joining the ensemble for works by Brahms and Schumann.

All seats are general admission, $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and free for persons under 18 and students with ID. Click here to buy tickets.

American pianist Evren Ozel has established himself as a musician of “refined restraint” (Third Coast Review), combining fluent virtuosity with probing, thoughtful interpretations. Having performed extensively in the United States and abroad, Evren is the recipient of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 2022 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and is currently represented by Concert Artists Guild as an Ambassador Prize Winner of their 2021 Victor Elmaleh Competition.

Since his debut at age 11 with the Minnesota Orchestra, Evren has gone on to be a featured soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony and the Boston Pops Orchestra  In the 2023-24 season, he will record Mozart Concertos with the Radio Symphonieorchester Wien and conductor Howard Griffiths for the Next Generation Mozart Soloists project based in Zurich, Switzerland.


  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
  • Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44
  • Additional solo pieces to be announced