Viano String Quartet

March 16, 2024 at 7:30 PM
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$50.00

Praised by the Boston Globe for their “virtuosity, visceral expression, and rare unity of intention,” the Viano Quartet is one of the most sought-after performing young ensembles today. The quartet will be in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Bowers Program until 2027. Since winning First Prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, they have traveled to nearly every major city globally, captivating audiences in New York, London, Berlin, Vancouver, Paris, Beijing, Toronto, Lucerne, and Los Angeles.

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Concert begins at 7:30 pm.
Praised by the Boston Globe for their “virtuosity, visceral expression, and rare unity of intention,” the Viano Quartet is one of the most sought-after performing young ensembles today. The quartet will be in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Bowers Program until 2027. Since winning First Prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, they have traveled to nearly every major city globally, captivating audiences in New York, London, Berlin, Vancouver, Paris, Beijing, Toronto, Lucerne, and Los Angeles.

The quartet was named the inaugural June Goldsmith Quartet-in-Residence for the Music in the Morning series in Vancouver until 2025, where their focus will be to commission new works and lead extensive community engagement initiatives. The quartet has also held residencies at the Curtis Institute, Colburn Conservatory, Northern Michigan University, and Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.

The name “Viano” was created to describe the four individual instruments in a string quartet interacting as one. Each of the four instruments begins with the letter “v”, and like a piano, all four string instruments together play harmony and melody, creating a unified instrument called the “Viano”.

Sanibel Music Festival Program Notes from Dr. Richard Rodda for the March 16 Viano String Quartet Concert

The Viano Quartet is one of the most sought-after young performing ensembles today and is currently in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Bowers Program from 2024-2027. Since winning First Prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the ensemble has traveled to major cities across the globe, captivating audiences in New York, London, Berlin, Vancouver, Paris, Beijing, Toronto, Lucerne, and Los Angeles. The Quartet was named the inaugural June Goldsmith Quartet-in-Residence for the Music in the Morning series in Vancouver until 2025, where their focus will be to commission new works and lead extensive community engagement initiatives. The Viano has also held residencies at the Curtis Institute, Colburn Conservatory, Northern Michigan University, and Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.

Summer 2023 brings re-invitations to Chamber Music Northwest, Bravo! Vail Festival and BISQFest, along with appearances at the Intimacy of Creativity Festival in Hong Kong, Ottawa Chamberfest, Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Strings Music Festival, Highlands-Cashiers, Mt. Desert Festivals of Chamber Music, and Bay Chamber Concerts. During the 2023-2024 season, the Quartet appears in Canada, Arizona, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Utah, New York, and California.

The Viano Quartet achieved success in their formative years with a streak of top prizes at major competitions. In addition to their career-defining achievement at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the ensemble also 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, the Viano 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. The ensemble also received the Silver Medal at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Third Prize at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2017.

The Viano Quartet has collaborated with such world-class musicians as pianists Emanuel Ax, Marc-André Hamelin, Inon Barnatan, and Elisso Virsaladze, violists Paul Coletti and Paul Neubauer, violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, vocalist Hila Plitmann, and clarinetist David Shifrin. The Quartet’s chief mentors include faculty of the Curtis Institute and Colburn Conservatory, as well as members of the Dover, Guarneri, and Tokyo string quartets. Past summers have been spent at the Ravinia Steans Chamber Music Institute, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and McGill International String Quartet Academy.

The name “Viano” was created to describe the four individual instruments in a string quartet interacting as one. Each of the four instruments begins with the letter “v,” and, like a piano, all four string instruments together play both harmony and melody, creating a unified instrument called the “Viano.”

© Dr.Richard E Rodda 2023

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Viano String Quartet Reviews

“They play with a rare unity of intention and a clearly profiled collective voice, one that blends virtuosity and visceral expression in a way that produces a distinct ensemble personality.”
Boston Globe

“Sparkling, engaging, thrilling.”
The Strad

“Exhilarating tempos, pristine beauty and refinement, delightful execution.”
Palm Beach Arts Paper

“The pure joy of hearing the Viano String Quartet.”
Chamber Music Kelowna Society

“An excellent performance, well-balanced.”
Rolfís Music Blog

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Mail-in orders and contributions for March 2024 performances will be acknowledged starting in November 2023. Tickets will be mailed in February 2023. Orders received by mail after February 15 will be held for pickup at the door.

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Lunch with Musician(s)

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