Even by the hyperbolic flights of the classical music sector, the self-advertisement of the Ying Quartet sets a new nadir in irony immunity.
To quote their website: ‘The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world.’
The Yings, originally four siblings from Winnetka, Illinois, are quartet in residence at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.
Ayano Ninomiya, first violinist for the past five years has just left the lineup. She is replaced as leader by Robin Scott, a soloist with several US orchestras. Uniquely.