Once Upon an Alphabet Special!


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Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Banff Public Library

Join us for a special edition of Once Upon an Alphabet at the Banff Public Library as we welcome the Viano Quartet!

The Viano Quartet is one of the most sought-after performing young ensembles today and will be in-residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Bowers Program from 2024-2027.

Since winning First Prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, they have traveled to nearly every major city across the globe, captivating audiences in New York, London, Berlin, Vancouver, Paris, Beijing, Lucerne, and Los Angeles. The quartet was named the inaugural June Goldsmith Quartet-in-Residence for the Music in the Morning series in Vancouver until 2025, where their focus will be to commission new works and lead extensive community engagement initiatives.

The quartet has also held residencies at the Curtis Institute, Colburn Conservatory, Northern Michigan University, and Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. The Viano Quartet’s chief mentors include faculty of the Curtis Institute and Colburn Conservatory, as well as members of the Dover, Guarneri, and Tokyo string quartets. The quartet’s name was created to describe the four individual instruments playing together both harmony and melody, creating a unified instrument called the “Viano”.