Video from Shanghai Quartet
Over the past thirty-seven years the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. The Shanghai’s elegant style, impressive technique, and emotional breadth allows the group to move seamlessly between masterpieces of Western music, traditional Chinese folk music, and cutting-edge contemporary works. Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, soon after the end of China’s harrowing Cultural Revolution, the group came to the United States to complete its studies; since then the members have been based in the U.S. while maintaining a robust touring schedule at leading chamber-music series throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
The Shanghai Quartet performs Dvořák's String Quartet in A-flat Major, III. Lento e molto Cantabile Weigang Li, Violin Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin Honggang Li, Viola Nicholas Tzavaras, Cello