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Introducing Quintando, a truly multicultural piano quintet!

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Quintando was born in Berlin in 2013.  Its members are:

Elsa Brown, violin (Chile)

Nikolaus Kneser, violin (Germany)

Eve Wickert, viola (USA)

Leslie Riva-Ruppert, cello (France)

SooJin Anjou, piano (South Korea)

      Quintando's concerts reflect the diverse backgrounds and personalities of the five musicians, who strive to unearth lesser-known musical treasures from around the world while also presenting both the avant-garde and the classics with equal zest.

      Please check the calendar page for Quintando's concerts! 


Current programs:


Program I     (Around the World)


George Gershwin (USA, 1898-1937)

3 Preludes for piano

Isang Yun (South Korea, 1917-1995)

        Espace I for cello and piano     

William Grant Still (USA, 1895-1978)

“Lyric” Quartet        

Celso Garida-Lecca (Peru, b. 1926)

          Danzas Populares Andinas for violin and piano        

 Astor Piazzolla (Argentina, 1921-1992)

 The Four Seasons for piano trio

Amy Beach (USA, 1867-1944) 

   Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 67  



Program II   (The Russian Games)


Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

Sonata for viola and piano in d minor

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

Trio for two violins and cello in g minor

Nikolai Kapustin (b. 1937)

Preludes and Fugues for piano Op. 82, No. 5 and 12   

Nikolai Kapustin (b. 1937)

Piano Quintet, Op. 89     



Program III   (Old Masters)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Duo for Viola und Violoncello (“Eyeglasses”), WoO 32    

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Piano Concerto Nr. 13 in C, K. 415  

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

String Quartet in F



Program IV     (News from Eastern Europe) 


Witold Lutosławski (Poland, 1913-1994)

Subito for violin and piano                       

Recitative e arioso for violin and piano   

György Ligeti (Hungary, 1923-2006)

Musica Ricercata (Excerpts)            

Alfred Schnittke (Russia, 1934-1998)

String Trio        

Sofia Gubaidulina (Russia, b. 1931)

Piano Quintet