Viano String Quartet

Huge range of dynamics, massive sound and spontaneity” — American Record Guide

Viano String Quartet is the First Prize Winner of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition and the current Nina von Maltzahn String Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the quartet has performed all over the world.

Listen: Viano String Quartet – Finale: Beethoven String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3

About the Viano String Quartet

In addition to the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2019 ENKOR International Music Competition and second prize at the 2019 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition. At the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition they received Third Prize, the Haydn Prize for the best performance of a Haydn quartet, and the Sidney Griller Award for the best performance of the compulsory work, Thomas Ades’ “The Four Quarters”. They received the Silver Medal at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and Third Prize at the 2017 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.

Over the years, the quartet has collaborated with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Rodolfo Leone, Eliso Virsaladze, and Orion Weiss, and look forward to collaborations with Inon Barnatan, Michelle Cann, and Roberto Diaz in the upcoming season.

About the Artists

Lucy Wang - violin

Hao Zhou - violin

Aiden Kane - viola

Tate Zawadiuk - cello