Viano Quartet
Roberto Díaz, viola

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$20.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

For over a decade Roberto Díaz, the President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has appeared with PCMS each season. Roberto has performed in recital, as a guest with established chamber ensembles, and in the role of mentor with younger, lesser-known groups. No matter the setting, PCMS audiences have been impressed time and again by his poise, grace, leadership, magnificent sound, and outstanding musicianship. This season, he returns as a guest with the Viano Quartet, the newest fellowship quartet in residence at Curtis and winners of the 2019 Banff International Quartet Competition.

ShawThe Evergreen
: Quartet in F Major, Op. 92
: String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111

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The Artist(s)

Viano Quartet
Viano Quartet
Praised for its “huge range of dynamics, massive sound and spontaneity” (American Record Guide), the Viano String Quartet is the first-prize winner of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where it served as the inaugural ensemble in residence through the 2020–21 season,… Read More
Roberto Diaz
Roberto Dí­az, viola
A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.… Read More


Viano Quartet | Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Roberto Díaz | VC 20 Questions Interview