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Escher Quartet – Season 69

September 2, 2016

Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 8:00pm Vancouver Playhouse Escher Quartet Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin Aaron Boyd, Violin Pierre Lapointe, Viola Brook Speltz, Cello We’re thrilled to welcome the Escher Quartet for a second concert by popular request. They enchanted our audience in 2014 with their profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. From the Beginning Within … Continue reading Escher Quartet – Season 69 »

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Ébène Quartet – Season 66

August 17, 2016

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Vancouver Playhouse 8:00 pm. This concert is generously sponsored by Rogers Group Financial  Pierre Colombet, violin Gabriel Le Magadure, violin Mathieu Herzog, viola Raphaël Merlin, violoncello Quatuor Ébène was founded in 1999 at the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory in France. They studied with the Ysaye Quartet in Paris as well as with Gábor … Continue reading Ébène Quartet – Season 66 »

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Escher String Quartet – Season 67

August 2, 2016

Tuesday November 18th, 2014 At the Vancouver Playhouse at 8.00 pm. Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin Aaron Boyd, Violin Pierre Lapointe, Viola Dane Johansen, Cello The Escher String Quartet, formed in 2005, takes its name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, inspired by Escher’s method of interplay amongst individual components working together to form a whole. The … Continue reading Escher String Quartet – Season 67 »

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Quatuor Mosaïques – Season 67

July 26, 2016

Sunday November 2, 2014 Vancouver Playhouse 3:00 pm Co-presented by Friends of Chamber Music and Early Music Vancouver Erich Höbarth, violin Andrea Bischof, violin Anita Mitterer, viola Christophe Coin, cello Quatuor Mosaïques is the most prominent period-instrument quartet performing today. The ensemble has garnered praise for its atypical decision to use gut-stringed instruments which, in … Continue reading Quatuor Mosaïques – Season 67 »

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Takács Quartet – Season 66

July 7, 2016

Sunday, December 1, 2013 Vancouver Playhouse 3:00 pm This concert is generously sponsored by Mr. Eric Wyness Edward Dusinberre – violin Károly Schranz – violin Geraldine Walther – viola András Fejér – cello Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining … Continue reading Takács Quartet – Season 66 »

Mandelring Quartet – Season 67

June 28, 2016

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Vancouver Playhouse 8:00pm Sebastian Schmidt, violin Nanette Schmidt, violin Roland Glassl, viola Bernhard Schmidt, cello In 2008, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung declared that the Mandelring Quartet was so good that it is a worthy successor to the Alban Berg Quartet. Writing of their Shostakovich cycle at the Salzburg Festival, the leading … Continue reading Mandelring Quartet – Season 67 »

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Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Borodin Quartet – Season 67

June 22, 2016

May 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm At the Vancouver Playhouse Ruben Aharonian, violin Sergei Lomovsky, violin Igor Naidin, viola Vladimir Balshin, cello The Borodin Quartet, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2015, commands special respect in the chamber music world. It has preserved a unique performance tradition, focusing on the masterpieces at … Continue reading Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Borodin Quartet – Season 67 »

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Piano Quartet) – Season 68, Concert 10

April 26, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 3:00 pm Vancouver Playhouse   Ani Kavafian, violin Erin Keefe, violin Yura Lee, viola Matthew Lipman, viola Nicholas Canellakis, cello David Finckel, cello Ani Kavafian has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for 44 years. She also performs with the Kavafian/Schub/Shifrin Trio, the Da Salo String Trio, her sister … Continue reading Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Piano Quartet) – Season 68, Concert 10 »

Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center -- Daniel Hope and Paul Neubauer, violins, David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano. Tristan Cook.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Piano Quartet) – Season 68, Concert 6

February 16, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8:00 pm Vancouver Playhouse   Gilles Vonsattel, piano Arnaud Sussmann, violin Paul Neubauer, viola Paul Watkins, cello Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions, he has in recent years made his … Continue reading Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Piano Quartet) – Season 68, Concert 6 »

Emerson String Quartet – Season 68, Concert 5

January 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 3:00 pm Vancouver Playhouse   Eugene Drucker, violin Philip Setzer, violin Lawrence Dutton, viola Paul Watkins, cello The Emerson String Quartet has accumulated an unparalleled list of awards over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, … Continue reading Emerson String Quartet – Season 68, Concert 5 »