- Sec A: $59
- Sec B: $45
- UCSD Student: $9
Praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), the Viano String Quartet has received top prizes at several national and international competitions. 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, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, SOKA Performing Arts Center, the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts; and with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Elisso Virsaladze, Paul Coletti, Martin Beaver and vocalist Hila Plitman.
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 the strings working together as a string quartet, play both harmony and melody, creating a unified instrument, called the “Viano”.
Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet
Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1
Grieg: String Quartet No. 1