Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Skride Piano Quartet

Coolidge Auditorium

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(tickets available 12/11/2019, beginning at 10 AM)

Baiba Skride, violin  |  Lise Berthaud, viola
Victor Julien-Laferrière, cello  |  Lauma Skride, piano

United by a shared passion for chamber music, the exciting Skride Quartet is made up of four like-minded musicians who have each achieved success as a soloist at the highest level. Latvian violinist Baiba Skride and her pianist sister Lauma have performed together since childhood; they have found enthusiastic partners in French violist Lise Berthaud and cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière. Stable piano quartets can be short-lived, but this one has been in high demand since its founding three years ago, with engagements from major presenters like Vienna’s Musikverein, the Istanbul Music Festival, Wigmore Hall and the Louvre. This “multinational chamber supergroup” (Gramophone) makes its Washington debut in an appealing program of rarities.


Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F major, D. 487


Piano Quartet no. 3 in B minor, op. 3


Piano Quartet no. 1 in D major, op. 16

6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion