STARS ALIGNED SIBLINGS
Breshears String Quartet
ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE
Stars Aligned Siblings / Breshears String Quartet is an all-sibling string quartet ages 9, 12, 14, and 15-years-old. They have toured internationally at festivals and events in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Mexico, and in the United States. Formerly Little Stars Trio, the siblings have appeared on NBC TV's Little Big Shots with host Steve Harvey and on ITV's Little Big Shots in the U.K. They have performed as soloists and as a quartet at Iguazú en Concierto Festival in Argentina and at Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado in Mexico. In the United States they have performed on Michael Cerbelli's The Hot List, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala, Festival Napa Valley, Bear Valley Music Festival, MTAC State Convention banquet, Presidio concert series in San Francisco, National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference, and for Steinway Society sponsored outreach to local schools in their community.
Stars Aligned Siblings have won numerous awards in chamber music, including 1st Place Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, including the Haydn Prize and BIPOC/Female Composer Prize, 1st Place Kreutzer International Music Competition - Chamber Music Category A (age 18 and under), Winner "Ensembles" Cadenza Contest 2.0, 1st Place Chicago International Music Competition - Amateur Division, 1st Place & Outstanding Gold Medalist Award of U.S. Open Music Competition, 1st Place U.S. International Music Competition, 1st Place MTAC VOCE State Finals, 1st Place DVC-HNU Strings Competition, and 1st Place Sacramento Chamber Music Society Competition, 3rd Place Piero Farulli International Competition for Young String Quartets where they also received the youngest ensemble award.
In addition to their chamber music awards, the siblings have also received 1st Place in numerous solo competitions, and have performed individually as soloists with over ten different orchestras since the ages of six. Stars Aligned Siblings have performed virtual concerts in Paris, Argentina, and have performed on programs hosted by Christopher O’Riley and Gil Shaham. The quartet was featured on NPR's From The Top, Episode 398, and also on From The Top's virtual concert in a history-making performance as the only all-sibling string quartet to have ever appeared on the show.
Stars Aligned Siblings is taught in the Heifetz tradition of chamber playing by Ayke Agus, violin protégé and accompanist of the legendary, Jascha Heifetz. Additionally all four siblings attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Pre-College Division.