Rolston String Quartet
Rolston String Quartet
The acclaimed Rolston String Quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 in Alberta, Canada, at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency. It takes its name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and longtime director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre.
The quartet was awarded First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, and was the 2018 recipient of Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award—the first international ensemble chosen for that prestigious honor.
Since the quartet’s recording debut with Souvenirs—an all-Tchaikovsky album that was released in 2019 and named Recording of the Month by BBC Music Magazine—it continues to receive praise and recognition for its musical excellence. It has performed at numerous prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC, and UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music; at chamber music societies in Calgary, Vancouver, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Portland (OR); and in such European cities as Paris, Leipzig, Berlin, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Barcelona, and Graz.
Notable artistic collaborators have included David Shifrin, Janina Fialkowska, Gary Hoffman, Nobuko Imai, Miguel da Silva, and the St. Lawrence and Dover quartets.
The quartet’s 2021-22 schedule includes concerts at Music Mountain (CT), Bay Chamber Concerts and the Collins Center for the Arts (ME), Chamber Music Raleigh (NC), Palm Beach State College (FL), Music at Kohl Mansion (CA), and the Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University.
The Rolston String Quartet is represented in the United States by New York-based Sciolino Artist Management.
Tickets: $36, including fees. K-12 free with accompanying adult.
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 33, No. 6
Gabriela Lena Frank: Leyendas
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2
Rolston String Quartet members:
Luri Lee, Violin
Jason Issokson, Violin
Hezekiah Leung, Viola
Ari Evan, Cello
Check out this video of the Quartet playing Beethoven:
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