Formosa Quartet

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Formosa Quartet:
Jasmine Lin (violin)
Wayne Lee (violin)
Che-Yen Chen (viola)
Deborah Pae (cello)

Studio 700
700 Hamilton Street | google map

Bar opens at 7:00pm | Concert starts at 8:00pm
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.

“one of the very best quartets of their generation”
-David Soyer, cellist of the Guarneri Quartet

Formosa Quartet’s players are mavericks in the classical genre—all young, energetic, and award-winning musicians—and the force behind brilliant new compositions and fresh, exciting performances of the great classical repertoire.

Winners of the First Prize and Amadeus Prize of the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition, the Formosa Quartet makes their Music on Main debut with Edward Grieg’s passion-filled and seldom-heard String Quartet No. 1.  Also on the concert is the Vancouver premiere of Chinese-American composer Lei Liang’s Song Recollections—a “sublime, often breathtaking” piece that builds on the folk song traditions of Taiwan’s aboriginal tribes to create a stunning modern masterpiece—and American Dana Wilson’s Hungarian Folk Songs.


Dana Wilson Hungarian Folk Songs (2008)* 20’

Lei Liang Song Recollections (2016)* 25’

Edvard Grieg String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27 38’

*Commissioned by the Formosa Quartet

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$25/$10 (regular/student)
(includes service fees and taxes)

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