Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, James Ehnes, violin, Tabea Zimmermann, viola and Clemens Hagen, cello - The Brahms Piano Quartets

Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Christian Tetzlaff will be replaced by James Ehnes.

The searching interpretations and commanding technique of charismatic Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes have earned him worldwide praise along with six Gramophone Awards and eight Grammy nominations. Spanning repertoire from the time of Bach to the present day, his discography comprises more than 30 solo, chamber and concerto releases, many of them bestsellers. He returns to Memorial Hall with three outstanding instrumentalists – Canadian violinist James Ehnes, German violist Tabea Zimmermann, and Austrian cellist Clemens Hagen – to perform the complete cycle of Brahms’ piano quartets, some of romantic music’s most passionate masterpieces.


Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60


Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan,Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.

Program Notes Live

April 7th | 6:30pm
Gerrard Hall

Third-year music PhD candidate Megan Ross will speak about Brahms’ Op. 60 piano quartet prior to this performance in a talk entitled “Love triangles and tragedy in Brahms’ Op. 60”

This event is free and open to the public.