Buffalo Chamber Music Society

Artists this Season

Schumann Quartet
Mary Seaton Room - Kleinhans Music Hall
Tuesday November 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm
  • Quartet in A major, Op.18, No.5 ------------- Beethoven
  • Quartet in F major ------------------ Ravel
  • Quartet in A minor, Op.51, No.2 --------- Brahms
About the Schumann Quartet
  • Erik Schumann, violin
  • Ken Schumann, violin
  • Liisa Randalu, viola
  • Mark Schumann, cello

The Schumann Quartet has reached a stage where anything is possible, because it has dispensed with certainties. This also has consequences for audiences, which from one concert to the next have to be prepared for all eventualities: “A work really develops only in a live performance,” the quartet says. “That is 'the real thing', because we ourselves never know what will happen. On the stage, all imitation disappears, and you automatically become honest with yourself. Then you can create a bond with the audience – communicate with it in music.” This live situation will gain an added energy in the near future: Sabine Meyer, Menahem Pressler, Andreas Ottensamer and Anna Lucia Richter are among the quartet's current partners. ​