Admired for their vibrancy, energy and technical artistry, the Chicago-based Kontras Quartet has earned a dedicated following for their delightful musical personality. Their name, which means “contrasts” in Afrikaans, is fitting for an ensemble that performs both beloved masterpieces and lesser-known musical gems from every corner of the world.  The Kontras Quartet records for MSR Classics and Double Time Music, and their two recently released albums have garnered rave reviews from Gramophone and Fanfare Magazine.  Kontras has also earned acclaim for their ongoing collaboration with bluegrass sensations The Kruger Brothers, including recent and upcoming performances on Late Night with David Letterman and at IBMA, MerleFest and Telluride, three of the largest bluegrass festivals in the world.