VIANO STRING QUARTET
Sunday February 20, 2021 7:00 p.m.
Viano String Quartet to perform
Erwin Schulhoff Five Pieces
Arvo Part [umlaut over the a] Fratres
Alberto Ginastera String Quartet No. 1
Edvard Grieg String Quartet No. 1
The Viano String Quartet, were winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2019. In the two seasons following that win they have been performing across three continents in cities such as London, Berlin, Brussels, Vancouver and Beijing among others. Their accomplishments at such a young age are remarkable and they are clearly poised for a major career. They were recently named String Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Instituteof Music in Philadelphia for the 2021-22 season.An American Record Guide review praised the Viano’s for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound and spontaneity” in a performance of Dvorak’s Quartet No. 14 and the same reviewer praised their account of Bartok’s Quartet No. 4 as “hair-raising, with bolts of lightning flashing from many pages.”