Violin & Piano

Since 2021 Anna Göbel und Shanji Quan share their love for chamber music. Their repertoire includes baroque sonatas as well as the standarts of romantic violin literature and contemporary compositions. They like to extend their collaboration with other artists to perform as piano trio or piano quartet.
In summer 2022 they created the interdisciplinary production "Obsession" with two dancers at Dock 4 Kassel and the festival Lüneburger Bachwoche.

Shanji Quan studied at the music conservatory in Peking, at the music academie of Kassel and at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart. Masterclasses with professors such as Irina Edelstein und Hans Klaus expanded her education.
As a concert pianist and chamber music partner she appeared in many german and chinese cities.
Since April 2013 Shanji Quan teaches at the music academy of Kassel „Louis Spohr“.



Find more pictures of Anna Göbel and Shanji Quan here.

Photos violin & piano


Watch the violin sonata of César Franck.

Videos violin & piano


Program I

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata in G Major op. 30 No. 3
1. Allegro assai
2. Tempo di minuetto
3. Allegro vivace

Leoš Janácek
Sonata for violin and piano
1. Con moto
2. Ballada. Con moto
3. Allegretto
4. Adagio

- Intermission -

Richard Strauss
Violin Sonata in E-flat Major op. 18
1. Allegro, ma non troppo
2. Improvisation. Andante cantabile
3. Finale. Andante – Allegro

Program II

Francis Poulenc
Violin Sonata FP 119
1. Allegro con fuoco
2. Intermezzo
3. Presto tragico

Marc Simpson
An Essay of Love (2020)

Oliver Messiaen
Theme and Variations

- Intermission -

César Franck
Violin Sonata in A Major
1. Allegretto moderato
2. Allegro
3. Recitativo-Fantasia
4. Allegretto poco mosso