New West cellist returns home for Vancouver Chamber Music concert

A New Westminster musician is returning home for the Vancouver Chamber Music Society’s concert this weekend.

The society’s concert series continues at Anvil Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29 with the Viano String Quartet. The quartet was formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where they are the ensemble in residence for 2020/21.

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The quartet includes local cellist Tate Zawadiuk, who has appeared in the past as a soloist with the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra. His musical rise included capturing the grand prize at the Burnaby Clef Concerto Competition in 2010.

Zawadiuk went on to pursue music studies at the Colburn Conservatory, where he formed the Viano quartet with violinists Lucy Wang and Hao Zhou, and Aiden Kane on viola.

The quartet of rising stars has earned a number of major awards, including first prize at the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and is performing on three continents in the 2019/20 season, with debuts in Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, New York City and Vancouver.

Their program for the Anvil Centre concert will include Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 74, No. 1, plus Matthew Whittall’s String Quartet No. 2 (Bright Ferment), with Antonin Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat major, Op. 105.

It’s at 7:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centre Theatre. Admission is $42 regular, or $24 for students, and tickets are available at

See for all the details about the series.

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