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Cecilia String Quartet
Hailed for their "powerful" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "dauntingly perfect" (Berliner Zeitung) performances, the Cecilia String Quartet perform for leading presenters in North America and Europe. Past engagements include performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Northwestern University in Illinois, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, and London’s Wigmore Hall. Their live concert recordings have been broadcast on more than a dozen international public radio networks, including Australia (ABC Classical FM), Canada (CBC/SRC), the United States (WQXR), England (BBC Radio 3), and Germany (DeutschlandRadio). Prize-winners at several international competitions, including Osaka (2008) and Bordeaux (2010), they were awarded First Prize at the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC), where they also won the prize for the best performance of the commissioned work. They are currently the James D. Stewart Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music.
A founding member of the critically acclaimed Linden String Quartet, Canadian violinist Catherine Cosbey has won prizes at the 2009 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the 2011 Premio Paolo Borciani Competition, and has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Ms. Cosbey is also the Artistic Director of the Regina Chamber Music Festival, a week-long chamber music festival that works in collaboration with Regina Summer Strings to bring inspiring concerts and instruction to her hometown community in Regina, Saskatchewan.
July 13, 2017Music
A favourite of the Music Garden and world stages, the Cecilia String Quartet performs Haydn’s luminous String Quartet in D Major, Op. 64 No. 5 (“The Lark”), and Schubert’s thrilling String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”).
Min-Jeong Koh and Sarah Nematallah (violins), Caitlin Boyle (viola), and Rachel Desoer (cello)
Note: For this concert, violinist Catherine Cosbey will be replacing Sarah Nematallah, who is on maternity leave.
Sandra and Jim Pitblado