St. Peterburg Quartet appearance in Toronto after 20 years
Thursday, October 09, 2014
The rise to fame of the St. Petersburg Quartet has included major international competition wins, a Grammy nomination, "Best Record" honours in both Stereo Review and Gramophone, an opening night performance at Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, a five-year residency at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and hundreds of concerts throughout North America, Europe and Asia. When the city of Leningrad resumed its historic name, the quartet changed its name to the St. Petersburg String Quartet.
Alla Aranovskaya, violin and Leonid Shukayev, cello, are founding members of the SPSQ; Boris Vayner, viola, joined in 2005 and second violin Luis Salazar in spring 2014. The St. Petersburg Quartet has a discography of 20 recordings, including their acclaimed complete Shostakovich.