Viano String Quartet to make Western Canada debut in Tsawwassen

The Vancouver Chamber Music Society returns to Tsawwassen later this month for another performance in its Delta Series.

The Feb. 28 concert at South Delta Baptist Church will feature the Western Canada debut of the Viano String Quartet. The group is a grand prize winner of the world's most prestigious award for professional ensembles: 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

“I booked them in spring 2019 when the group was relatively unknown to the professional music world,” said music society spokesperson Kevin Park. “Their potential immediately caught my full attention, and I didn't hesitate to book this young group.

“A couple of months later, they pleasantly surprised me as they went on to participate at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, advance through the rounds, and take the first prize. So now, VCMS naturally became an exclusive presenter of the quartet's Western Canada debut performance, so the concerts are only available through VCMS series.”

Praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), the Viano String Quartet formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles where it is an ensemble in residence through the 2020/21 season. The quartet has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, SOKA Performing Arts Center and the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts.

Single tickets for the Tsawwassen performance are on sale at or by calling 778-847-3890.

The series was launched last September to deliver quality chamber music performances to audiences in Delta.

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