Violinist Hao Zhou of the Viano String Quartet received three prizes at the prestigious 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, including third prize overall, the Haydn Prize for best performance of Haydn, and the Sidney Griller Award for best performance of Adès’s The Four Quarters. Hao plays a Maestro violin bow made in 2002 by Giovanni Lucchi.
Violinist Sofia Kim of the Monroe String Quartet recently completed a residency at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany in cooperation with AmerikaHaus and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Sofia and her colleagues had the opportunity to study and work with historical artifacts and instruments and present a recital at Beethoven-Haus. Sofia plays a Maestro violin made by Gregg Alf in 2000 and bow by Giovanni Lucchi in 2000.
Colin Brookes: Matthew Holler
Kenneth Renshaw: Yang Bao
Matthew Cohen: Jiayang Chen