The Mannes School Of Music Schneider Concert Series Presents: The Viano String Quartet

Sunday, February 27 at 2 p.m. Les Concerts Schneider, a program of the New School’s Mannes School of Music, will present their first live chamber music concert in two years: the New York debut of the Viano String Quartet. The Viano Quartet’s debut in the series was originally scheduled for March 2020 and was the first performance that the Schneider Concerts had to cancel due to the coronavirus. It’s only fitting that the Quartet’s performance is our first return to in-person events.

The show will take place in the Center for Jewish History’s Forchheimer Auditorium at 15 W. 16th Street. Visit or call (212) 229-5873 for tickets and information.

All attendees will be required to wear masks and present proof of full vaccination (either vaccination card or New York State Excelsior Pass).

Caroline Shaw String Quartet “The Evergreen” (2020) – New York premiere
Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 5 (1934)
Antonin Dvořák String Quartet in G major, Op. 106 (1895)

Program of approximately 2 hours, intermission included

The Schneider Concerts mission to provide exceptional performances at affordable admission prices means that this exceptional program is available for about the price of a cinema ticket. Single tickets for $20 general admission and $17 for seniors are available, as well as reserve student tickets for $5. Call (212) 229-5873 or visit for more information.

The Viano String Quartet is the first prize winner of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition and the current Nina von Maltzahn String Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the quartet has performed worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Place Flagey, Izumi Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The quartet enjoyed incredible success during their formative years, with an unbroken string of top awards. In addition to their landmark achievement at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, they were awarded the Grand Prize at the 2019 ENKOR International Music Competition and Second Prize at the 2019 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition. Wigmore Hall Strings 2018, they received Third Prize, the Haydn Award for Best Performance by a Haydn Quartet and the Sidney Griller Award for Best Performance of the Compulsory Work, “The Four Quarters” by Thomas Ades. They received the silver medal at the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the third prize at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition 2017 before any of the members turned 20. The name “Viano” was created to describe the four individual instruments in a chain. quartet interacting as one. Each of the four instruments begins with the letter “v”, and like a piano, the four string instruments play both harmony and melody together, creating a unified instrument called the “Viano”.

The Mannes School Of Music Schneider Concert Series Presents: The Viano String Quartet

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