Famed string quartet flips its cellistNews
It’s last minute substitution time in the global quartet league. Last night the Borodin Quartet. Today it’s Kronos.
For just under 50 years, San Fran-based Kronos have led the line as the leading performers of new music for string quartet.
In that time they have only changed one instrumentalist in the group – the cellist, and several times over.
The original cellist Joan Jeanrenaud left in 1999 to try ‘something new’. Her replacement Jennifer Culp gave way in 2005 to Jeffrey Zeigler who, in 2013, was replaced by Sunny Yang.
Now Yang has gone. Her replacement is cellist-composer Paul Wiancko (pictured).
Founder David Harrington says: ‘We thank Sunny for 10 fabulous years with Kronos! Sunny’s elegant, incisive playing has anchored our concerts, recordings, and rehearsals. She led us into the iPad era; her ease with all of our composers and her indelible contributions to 50 for the Future have permanently influenced the music of Kronos. We all wish Sunny the very best in the future. We welcome Paul to Kronos! We look forward to soaring into the future with the catalytic, super-charged vitality of Paul’s playing. It will be so much fun to explore the vast world of music together with Paul. There are so many cool adventures ahead.’