Global Genius Music Competition 2022 Grand Prize Winner:
The Lieto Quartet, based in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) is a rising ensemble in the greater Cincinnati
area. The quartet has recently gained international acclaim having won the Gold Prize and
Grand Prix in the 2021 Global Genius Music Competition in United Kingdom, as well as the First
Place in the 2021 Red Maple Music Competition in Canada which resulted in an invitation to a
live performance in Canada.
The quartet was formed in 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio under the tutelage of Lee Fiser. It works
primarily with Lee Fiser (former member of LaSalle Quartet) and has lessons with Jan Grüning
(member of Arial Quartet) in the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.
As part of the Music Live at Lunch, a 50-year historical concert series of Christ Church Cathedral
in Cincinnati, the Lieto has been invited several times to perform in this program, as well as in
the Classical Revolution Cincinnati. It has also been invited as guest artists to share stage in
faculty concerts in Wittenberg University (2020) and Cedarville University (2021).
The Lieto Quartet gets its name from an Italian word “happy”.