Friday, February 26, 2021
Livestreaming from Caruth Auditorium in SMU’s Owen Arts Center; advance registration required.
The Los Angeles-based Viano String Quartet presents its debut concert in Dallas as one of the two new Peak Fellowship Ensembles-in-Residence at SMU Meadows. The quartet will collaborate with Meadows chamber music students in a program of works by Mendelssohn, Strauss and Mustonen. In 2019, the Viano Quartet and the London-based Marmen Quartet tied as first-place winners of the renowned Banff International String Quartet Competition in Canada. SMU Meadows began a new collaboration with BISQC that year to offer the Peak residency prize to the competition’s first place laureate. The Viano and Marmen quartets will share the residency. The Viano Quartet’s numerous awards include the Grand Prize at the 2019 ENKOR International Music Competition, second prize at the 2019 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Silver Medal at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. For more information about the quartet, visit https://www.vianostringquartet.com. To register to watch the livestreaming concert, please visit http://blog.smu.edu/meadows/viano-string-quartet-feb-26-2021/. For more information call 214.768.2787.