Viano String Quartet

Haydn | Bartók | Dvořák

Thu, 10.09. | 12.15 | No. 20355


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Summer Festival – Cancelled

14.08.-13.09. 2020



    Viano String Quartet:  Lucy Wang, violin | Hao Zhou, violin | Aiden Kane, viola | Tate Zawadiuk, cello
    Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    String Quartet in G major Hob. III:75
    Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
    String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85
    Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
    String Quartet in G major, Op. 106

    How does a string quartet function? Actually not very differently than a piano does – only with 16 instead of 88 strings. That’s what the two Canadians Lucy Wang and Tate Zawadiuk and their two American colleagues Hao Zhou and Aiden Kane thought when they joined together to form an ensemble at the Colburn College of Music in Los Angeles in 2015 and were looking for a name for their musical foursome. “Viano” was the solution: “V” for violin, viola, and (violon)cello and “iano” for piano. The goal was to sound as homogeneous as if the four instruments were merely one. And there is no question that they have been impressively successful. The Viano String Quartet has won many prizes, including at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. In 2019, the ensemble won the foremost quartet competition of them all: the Banff International String Quartet Competition. For their Lucerne debut, Viano has chosen music from three eras: Classical, Romantic, and Modern, which will allow them to demonstrate how multi-faceted their 16-string “instrument” can be.