Review in Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Shanghai Quartet has enjoyed a loyal following in Richmond for years, and their concert Friday evening at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts attracted yet another packed house.

The quartet — Weigang Li, 1st violin; Yi-Wen Jiang, 2nd violin; Honggang Li, viola; and Nicholas Tzavaras, cello — returned this time with a world-renowned guest artist in tow, pianist Peter Serkin.

They presented a program consisting of three pieces that occupy three unique positions regarding the “standard repertoire” of chamber music: a rarely performed gem by a giant of opera, a fascinating new work composed especially for this particular group of artists, and a favorite masterwork.

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