Simply Quartet was originally founded in Shanghai under the tutelage of Jensen Horn-Sin Lam. Coming to Vienna and pursuing their discoveries of the origins of the string quartet, they are currently studying with their mentor, Johannes Meissl, at the Joseph Haydn Department of Chamber Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 2017, they have been a part of ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy), where they have harvested inspiration and knowledge from Hatto Beyerle, Alfred Brendel, Patrick Jüdt, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Miguel da Silva, Michel Lethiec and Are Sandbakken, amongst others.
They have been acclaimed with four first prizes at international competitions: The Grand Prix at the “Quatuors à Bordeaux” International String Quartet Competition, the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in 2019, the International “Schubert and Modern Music” Chamber Music Competition in 2018, and the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition Vienna in 2017.
As of the 20/21 season, Simply Quartet has been chosen to be a part of the “Great Talent” program at the Wiener Konzerthaus as one of Austria’s most promising, young artists. For the season of 21/22, The ECHO has chosen Simply Quartet to be one of their Rising Stars.
The previous seasons have included concerts at venues like Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Berliner Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall in London, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, l’Auditori de Barcelona, Casa da Musica in Portugal. They have enjoyed participating in festivals like the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Pablo Casals Festival Prades, Grafenegg Festival, Ravenna Festival, Davos Festival, the Shanghai Festival and done residency at the Banff Centre of the Arts.