with Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
Thursday, November 18, 2021 / 7:30 p.m.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts // Wilson Hall
"Meet the Artists" Wine Reception Following Concert
The three brothers Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann have been playing together since their earliest childhood. In 2012, they were joined by violist Liisa Randalu, who was born in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and grew up in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Teachers and musical partners, prestigious prices, CD releases – it is always tempting to speculate on what factors have led to many people viewing the Schumann Quartet as one of the best in the world. The four musicians themselves regard these stages as confirmation of the path they have taken. They feel that their musical development over the past two years represents a quantum leap. And the critics approve: “Fire and energy. The Schumann Quartet plays staggeringly well [...] without doubt one of the very best formations among today’s abundance of quartets, […] with sparkling virtuosity and a willingness to astonish” (Harald Eggebrecht in Suddeutsche Zeitung).
Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
"Jon Nakamatsu epitomizes elegance and class--he brings the listener into direct contact with the music, the fireworks are fiery and the musicality matchless."