We are delighted to welcome the established Austrian Vienna Piano Quartet (Wiener Klavierquartett) for an evening concert at the ACF London, presenting a highly interesting programme featuring works by Frank Bridge, Johannes Brahms and Gernot Wolfgang.
The Vienna Piano Quartet (former Stratos Quartet) was founded in Vienna and has consisted of its current members since 2013: Katharina Engelbrecht (violin), Magdalena Eber (viola), Jan Ryska (violoncello) and Maximilian Flieder (piano). All four musicians have won multiple awards at national and international competitions and pursue extensive performing careers both as solo performers and as chamber and orchestral musicians. They enjoy pooling their individual experiences and approaches in order to create a homogeneous sound, as well as introducing an even larger audience to the piano quartet as something distinct from the prevalent string quartet and piano trio genres.
The Vienna Piano Quartet has given a wide range of concerts at international venues and festivals such as the Vienna Musikverein, Wigmore Hall in London, the Grande Auditorio of the Gulbenkian Centre in Lisbon, the Grafenegg Festival, the Dvorak Festival in Czech Republic or Casa da Musica in Porto - just to name a few. Some of their concerts have been recorded for broadcast via radio (Ö1) and/or television (RTP).
Achievements of this piano quartet include the first prize and the “Grand Prix” at the Beethoven International Chamber Music Competition in Polen, first prize at the Città di Pinerolo e Torino – Città metropolitana International Chamber Music Competition, the third prize at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition in Michigan, USA, and selection for the “New Austrian Sound of Music” programme of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration, and Foreign Affairs.
More information about the Vienna Piano Quartet can be found here.
Frank Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet, H. 94
Gernot Wolfgang (*1957): From Vienna with love for piano quartet
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25