“From Vienna with Love!” A chamber music concert highlighting the multi-faceted, lively artistic approach and unique sound of the award-winning Stratos Piano Quartet. A program featuring works by Austria’s iconic classical, romantic and contemporary composers.
JAN RYSKA | Cello
MARI SATO | Piano
KEI SHIRAI | Violin
MAGDALENA EBER | Viola
Baabdath | Maronite Parish Hall – 8:00 pm
W. A. MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 493 (1st Movement)
F. SCHUBERT (1797 – 1828)
String Trio in B-Flat Major, D. 471 Allegro Andante Sostenuto
G. MAHLER (1860 – 1911)
Piano Quartet in A Minor
G. WOLFGANG (b. 1957)
‘From Vienna With Love’ for Piano Quartet
A. LINDENBAUM (b. 1963)
Bei Kerzenschein (By the candlelight) for cello solo
(1833 – 1897) Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Andante con moto
Rondo all Zingareze
The award winning artists of Stratos Quartet, regular guests at world renowned venues internationally, depart from classical models to reach exciting new ways of musical expression. Alongside their concerts at venues including the Musikverein (Vienna), the Brucknerhaus (Linz), Wigmore Hall (London), Gulbenkian Center (Lisbon), Casa de Musica (Porto), at the Dvorak Festival in the Czech Republic and in diverse halls throughout Italy, Japan and the USA, Stratos Quartett has been awarded prizes at international competitions.
Jan Ryska (Cello)
Jan Ryska (1984) started his musical studies at the age of five. He graduated in cello performance majorcum laude from the Prague Conservatory, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and at the Universität für Musik unddarstellende Kunst in Vienna. Since his childhood Jan Ryska has become a laureate of many international cello and chamber music competitions – among some of the recent achievements we could name the 1st price in the Brahms International Chamber Music Competition in Austria, the 1st and the special prices in the Pinerollo Chamber Music Competition in Italy (member of the WFIMC) or the 1st and Grand Prix of the Beethoven Competition. His other activities include solo and chamber music concerts (with the Stratos Quartett) in different European countries as well as in Japan or USA and recordings for the Czech Radio.
Mari Sato (Piano)
Mari Sato is born in Japan in 1987. After studying with Atsuko Okada at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, she moved to Vienna to study under Avedis Kouyoumdjian at the University of Music and Performing Arts, where she received the highest mark and was an Honoree for obtaining the Magistra Diploma (M.Mus) in 2015.
Kei Shirai (Violin)
Japanese violinist Kei Shirai was born in Trinidad and Tobago and began playing the violin at the age of three. As a child he was taught by Tsugio Tokunaga and, while studying at Geidai University of the Arts in Tokyo, by Chikashi Tanaka and Miyoko Yamane-Goldberg. Upon his graduation in 2007, Kei Shirai was awarded a Japanese Government Scholarship to continue his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Johannes Meissl.
Magdalena Eber (Viola)
Born in Vienna, Magdalena Eber studied violin at the Conservatiorium Wiener Neustadt and later viola at the University of Music in Vienna, where she graduated with distinction. Apart of being a prizewinner of national and international competitions, she is since 2013 a member of the Wiener Volksoper where in 2018, she was promoted to the position of viola section leader.