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The twice-Grammy nominated Spektral Quartet actively pursues a vivid conversation between exhilarating works of the traditional repertoire and those written this decade, this year, or this week. Since its inception in 2010, Spektral is known for creating seamless connections across centuries, drawing in the listener with charismatic deliveries, interactive concert formats, an up-close atmosphere, and bold, inquisitive programming.

Posted: May-14-2019
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Nathalie Joachim's Fanm D'ayiti, featuring Spektral Quartet, is nominated for a Grammy for "Best World Music Album." 

Posted: Nov-21-2019
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Haitian-American composer, flutist, and vocalist Nathalie Joachim released her debut solo album, Fanm d'Ayiti, on August 30, 2019. The album, which translates to Women of Haiti in English, shows Joachim exploring her Haitian heritage and celebrating the songs and stories of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under-recognized female artists. The songs on Fanm d'Ayiti were all written or arranged by Joachim and feature her performing on vocals, flute, and electronics alongside the Grammy-nominated string ensemble Spektral Quartet. El Intruso called it “a unique mixture of classical music, electronic programming, hip-hop, neo-rhythm & blues and folkloric elements rooted in the Haitian cultural heritage.”

Posted: Aug-30-2019
Latest Acclaim

"Spektral’s performance of the work was beautifully rendered, the entire piece played sweetly and earnestly. The effect was more that of a celestial conversation between instruments as proxies for their players, than successive bars of notes, however virtuously played."

— DC Metro Theater Arts
Posted: Oct-30-2019
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Posted: Nov-14-2018