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For nearly 30 years, the Borromeo String Quartet has performed around the world and this weekend, they are in Winnipeg. To learn more about the ensemble and the program, Nicholas Kitchen joined Simeon Rusnak in the Diamond Lane! Missed it? Find it here! 

 

The visionary performances of the Borromeo String Quartet have established it as one of the most important string quartets of our time. The Chicago Tribune calls the Borromeo “a remarkably accomplished string quartet, not simply for its high technical polish and refined tone, but more importantly for the searching musical insights it brings.” The San Diego Reader calls their performances “a musical experience of luminous beauty,” and the Boston Globe says "Each of the greatest string quartets has redeFined what the possibilities of the medium are: through the perfection of its ensemble and intonation, through its poise and its passion, the Borromeos are recreating the medium anew and we are lucky to be here to hear it."

Founded in 1989 by fellow musicians at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Borromeo Quartet have received many prestigious awards throughout their illustrious career, including Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as their Martin E. Segal Award, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and top prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France

Nicholas Kitchen, violin and founding member, will join Simeon Rusnak in the Diamond Lane for more information on Borromeo String Quartet and their performance, as part of the Virtuosi Concert Series. For more information about the show, visit: http://www.virtuosi.mb.ca/saturday-february-10-2018-borromeo-string-quartet/