Artist Bio

Viano Quartet, string quartet

Praised for its “virtuosity, visceral expression, and rare unity of intention” (Boston Globe), the Viano Quartet is one of the most sought-after young ensembles today and currently in-residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program from 2024–27. The group achieved incredible success in its formative years, with an unbroken streak of top prizes at major competitions. The quartet was named the inaugural June Goldsmith Quartet-in-Residence for the Music in the Morning series in Vancouver until 2025. The quartet has collaborated with world-class musicians such 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 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.”

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