Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet performs throughout the world. Based in Austin, TX, the Miró Quartet took its name from the Spanish surrealist artist, Joan Miró. The Miró Quartet won first prizes at several competitions including the Banff and the Naumberg. In 2005, the Miró Quartet became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. Previous Music TORONTO concerts in 2001, 2005 and 2013.
Part of the Miró Quartet’s Archive Project, this program was performed by the Kneisel Quartet on January 28, 1910 at the Schubert Club in St. Paul, MN.
|Mozart||Quartet in B-flat Major, K.458, "The Hunt"|
|Glière||Quartet in A Major, Op. 2, III. Andante con variazioni|
|Franck||Quartet in D Major, II. Scherzo: Vivace|
|Servais||Fantasi sur deux Airs Russes, Op. 13 with pianist Lydia Wong|
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|Schubert||Quartet in D Minor, D 810, "Death and the Maiden"|
Lydia Wong is a new music specialist with a particular association with the composer Krzystof Penderecki, and one of Canada’s most sought after collaborative pianists. On faculty at the University of Toronto since 2000, she was appointed Head of the Piano Department in 2016./td>