It has been announced this week that the 2020 Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival, in Banff, Canada will go ahead online this year - from the 1st to the 5th of September, 2020.
The 2020 Festival, set to be streamed live on The Violin Channel, will include performances by the New Orford Quartet, PUBLIQuartet and the VC Artist Attacca and Viano String Quartets - plus online conversations, hosted by Festival Director Barry Shiffman with leading artists including violinist James Ehnes and members of the Kronos Quartet.
The festival's full schedule is set to be announced on the 6th of August.
"In the string quartet world, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is really unmatched ..." Barry Shiffman has this week said.
"I am thrilled we were able to move our much loved festival online, sharing these generous, hopeful performances with a worldwide audience ... the line up of Quartets and other artists is a tremendous offering of inspiration and beauty in a challenging period," he has said.