First-prize winners at the 23rd V.E. Rimbotti International String Quartet Competition in Italy
2012, the Wu Quartet has also received the 2011 Artis Quartet prize in Vienna, and 2nd prize and
the Baerenreiter Prize at the 2012 Charles Hennen Concours in Holland. In September 2011 the
quartet reached the semi-finals of the Beijing International String Quartet Competition.
Reinis Zarins was born in Riga, Latvia in 1985. At the piano since seven, Reinis has studied music and piano performance in J.Medina and E.Darzina music colleges (Latvia), J.Vitols Latvian Music Academy, and in Yale University School of Music and Royal Academy of Music, London.