VC YOUNG ARTIST | Viano String Quartet – Banff Quartet Competition 1st Prize Winners

The Colburn School-based Viano String Quartet has in recent seasons firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally

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The Colburn School-based Viano String Quartet has in recent seasons firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally.

Comprising violinists Hao Zhou and Lucy Wang, violist Aiden Kane and cellist Tate Zawadiuk, the Viano Quartet are former major prize winners at the Osaka, Wigmore Hall, Yellow Springs and Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition – and in September of last year were awarded 1st prize at the prestigious 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, in Banff, Canada.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | DEBUSSY | STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR | 1ST MVT | 2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION | JOINT-1ST PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | BEETHOVEN | STRING QUARTET OP. 59 NO. 3 | 4TH MVT | 2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION | JOINT-1ST PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | TCHAIKOVSKY | STRING QUARTET NO. 1 IN D MAJOR | 2ND MVT 

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | SCHUBERT | STRING QUARTET NO. 15 | 1ST MVT | 2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION | JOINT-1ST PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | BARTOK | STRING QUARTET NO. 4 | 5TH MVT | 2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION | JOINT-1ST PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | ADES | THE FOUR QUARTERS | 2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION | JOINT-1ST PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | WHITTALL | BRIGHT FERMENT | 2019 BANFF INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION | JOINT-1ST PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET NO. 16 IN F MAJOR OP. 135 | 3RD MVT | WIGMORE HALL

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST VIANO STRING QUARTET | DVORAK | STRING QUARTET NO. 14 IN A-FLAT MAJOR OP. 105 | 2ND MVT | WIGMORE HALL

 

 

 

Name: Hao Zhou
Instrument: 1936 Carl Becker violin
Bow: Thomas Dignan
Accessories: Kun Bravo shoulder rest | Thomastik Vision Solo strings | Melos dark violin rosin
Teachers: Martin Beaver | Henry Gronnier | Danielle Belen | Aimee Kreston
Schools: Colburn Conservatory of Music
Website: ​haozhouviolin.com
Facebook: ​facebook.com/haozhouviolin
Instagram: @haotoplayviolin

 

Name: Lucy Wang
Instrument: 1715 Dominicus Montagnana violin (on loan from Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank)
Bow: Bernard Walke
Accessories: Kun Bravo shoulder rest | Thomastik Vision Solo strings | Melos dark violin rosin | Bam Hightech contoured violin case
Teachers: Martin Beaver | Gerald Stanick | Carla Birston
Schools: Colburn Conservatory of Music
Website: ​vianostringquartet.com/lucywang
Facebook: N/A
Instagram: @fromlucy

 

Name: Aiden Kane
Instrument: 1933 Carl Becker viola
Bow: Roy G. Quade
Accessories: Kun Original shoulder rest | Pirastro Obligato strings | Andrea rosin | Bam Hightech Lotus case
Teachers: Paul Coletti | Dan Foster
Schools: Colburn Conservatory of Music
Website: ​https://www.vianostringquartet.com/aidenkane
Facebook: N/A
Instagram: @violaiden

 

Name: Tate Zawadiuk
Instrument: 1701 David Tecchler cello (on loan from David Kerr’s Violin Shop)
Bow: Eugene Sartory (on loan from David Kerr’s Violin Shop)
Accessories: Thomastik infeld Spirocore C/G | Versum Soloist A/D | Larson Soloist A/D, Bam Hightech case | Melos rosin
Teachers: Clive Greensmith | Ronald Leonard
Schools: Colburn Conservatory of Music
Website: ​tatezawadiuk.com
Instagram: @tatezcellist

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