Ivalas Quartet


2018 Fellow

Student Sponsorships by:
Drs. Susan & James Carter
Jane & Doug Collins
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Corson
Dr. Richard & Sandra Neiman

Founded in Ann Arbor in 2016, the Ivalas Quartet is composed of violinists Reuben Kebede and Anita Dumar, violist Caleb Georges, and cellist Pedro Sánchez. Ivalas has performed with artists such as the Calidore String Quartet, Danielle Belen, and Patricia Terry-Ross. The quartet has also been heard on WRCJ 90.9 FM’s Classical Brunch series and appeared at the inaugural Detroit Music Weekend. Last summer, the group was named the 2017 Fellowship String Quartet at the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, where they had the privilege of coaching young chamber groups, as well as studying intensively under Ayano Ninomiya. The quartet has also been coached by members of the Calidore, St. Lawrence, and Pacifica string quartets, as well as Professors Richard Aaron, Danielle Belen, and their dedicated chamber coach at the University of Michigan, Professor Stephen Shipps. Maintaining their commitment to community engagement, the Ivalas Quartet has also represented the Sphinx Organization playing for students in Flint and the Metro Detroit area. Ivalas is deeply devoted to sharing performances of repertoire both new and old as well as advocating for diversity in classical music.