“The Schumann Quartett plays staggeringly well… without doubt one of the very best formations among today’s quartet offspring… with virtuosity and a willingness to astonish.” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)
Candlelight Concerts has traditionally graced its chamber music series with youthful string quartets of rapidly rising stature. One of the highlights of its 2019-2020 season is the supremely talented Schumann Quartett, consisting of three brothers raised in Germany’s Rhineland who have played together since childhood, and one of Europe’s brightest young violists, Liisa Randalu, from Tallinn, Estonia.
The ensemble, who eagerly embrace the rewards (and risks) that live performances entail, have gained international recognition for their artistry, their emotional intelligence, the extent to which they communicate and connect in concert, and their technical virtuosity. “The Schumann’s performance combined probing intensity with wit and energy, and a wonderful alertness to shifts of mood throughout. An outstanding evening, every second of it.” (The Guardian). Awards have accumulated in abundance. The Schumann Quartett has won chamber music competitions in Germany, Austria and France and has already assembled a distinguished prize-winning discography, including Best Newcomer of the Year Award in 2016 from BBC Music Magazine and an OPUS KLASSIK Award, conferred this fall, for their most recent CD, which was awarded “Chamber Music Recording of the Year.”
The quartet will be treating Candlelight concertgoers to a compelling program, with masterworks by some of the giants of the genre – Mozart, Shostakovich, and Smetana.
The Schumann Quartett will perform at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Howard Community College on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 pm. For more information, click here.