The Vivo String Quartet, members of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and students of North Allegheny High School, was composed in 2019-20 of violinists Enoch Hsiao (now a freshman in University of Massachusetts at Amherst, double majoring in Computer Science and Piano Performance) and Carolyn Carr (senior, student of Rachel Stegeman), violist Futen Wang (senior, student of Marylène Gingras-Roy), and cellist Yunshu Li (junior, student of Katya Janpoladyan).
Winners of the 2018-19 Montgomery Fellowship award, sponsored by Chamber Music Pittsburgh, they studied chamber music with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Principal Second Violin Jeremy Black and Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra concertmaster Charles Stegeman. They also were 2019 Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award winners. As passionate students of classical music, all are accomplished musicians who have appeared as soloists with various orchestras. Dedicated to promoting chamber music in the Pittsburgh community, Vivo performed pre-concert for “Music for the Spirit: A Concert for Peace and Unity” at Heinz Hall in November 2018; and they opened the conference “Nonprofits and the Call to Moral Leadership” sponsored by the Heinz Endowments at the August Wilson Cultural Center – both events that honored the victims of the Tree of Life tragedy.
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