The Viano String Quartet Joins the Roster
We are excited to welcome the Viano String Quartet to our roster for worldwide representation. Praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), the Viano String Quartet are First Prize winners of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where they are Ensemble-in-Residence through the 2020-21 season, the quartet has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts and collaborated with world-class musicians including pianists Emanuel Ax and Elisso Virsaladze, violists Paul Coletti and Paul Neubauer, violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, and vocalist Hila Plitmann.
Their 2019-20 season saw performances on three continents, including debuts in Berlin, Paris, Bremen, Brussels, Vancouver, and Beijing, among other cities. Since the 2020 Covid lockdown, the Viano String Quartet has been actively presenting virtual and socially distanced live concerts for various organizations, including the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Friends of Chamber Music of Troy, Salt Lake Chamber Music Society, Dallas Chamber Music Society, Schneider Series at the New School, and the Banff International String Quartet Festival. With their colleagues in the Calidore String Quartet, they presented a movement of the Mendelssohn Octet while distanced across countries in a film project “The Way Forward.” As part of the Banff International String Quartet Competition prize, the quartet is in residence at the Meadows School of Music at the Southern Methodist University through the 2022-23 season.
Committed to engaging with communities outside the concert hall, the Viano String Quartet has given presentations for students of all ages through residencies with the Bellingham Festival of Music and the Whatcom Symphony, Northern Michigan University, and the Santa Monica Conservatory, as well as developing an interactive presentation at the Colburn School for inner city children.
Learn more about the Viano String Quartet.