D’Addario Orchestral Adds The Verona Quartet And Sirena Huang To Artist Family

Mike Lawson • News • March 20, 2018

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D’Addario Orchestral has welcomed the Verona Quartet and Sirena Huang to their artist family.

The Verona Quartet quickly earned a stellar reputation as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music today. The group has garnered worldwide recognition with top awards at international competitions spanning four continents, and has been selected by New York’s Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts for its prestigious Ernst Stiefel String Quartet Residency, encompassing performances, educational residencies as well as a concert at the 2018 Caramoor Summer Festival.

The Verona Quartet’s members hail from the USA, UK, Canada and Singapore. The Quartet has collaborated with artists such as Cho-Liang Lin, David Shifrin, Renee Fleming, and has worked with members of the Alban Berg, American, Brentano, Cavani, Cleveland, Guarneri, Juilliard, Tokyo and Vermeer Quartets

Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists – not only does she bring technical brilliance and powerful artistry to the stage, but also a profound sense of connection to her audience.

Huang made her first solo debut at the age of nine with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (2004). At age eleven, she gave a TED talk that garnered more than 2.5 million views. Motivated by a deep wish to inspire peace and harmony with her music, Sirena has performed before world leaders, thinkers and humanitarians, including President Obama and Elie Wiesel. In 2006, she received the honor of playing for His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and thirty Nobel Prize Laureates at the World Peace Conference held in Petra. In 2007, under the invitation of former Czech Republic President Havel, she played in the Opening Ceremony of the “Forum 2000 World Conference” in Prague. In 2008, she was invited to perform during the ceremony in which the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity presented its Humanitarian Award to President Sarkozy of France. In 2017,  Huang was named the first-prize winner of the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition as well as a New York Concert Artist.

“D’Addario strings are impressively fast when it comes to tuning stability,” Huang says. “The responsiveness and warmth in the sound make these strings unlike any other!”


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