Geoff Nuttall, violin | Mark Fewer, violin | Lesley Robertson, viola | Christopher Costanza, cello

For close to 25 years, the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has brought its exquisite musicianship and adventurous spirit to the world’s most hallowed chamber music halls. The Quartet expertly balances a strong commitment to the great established quartet literature with the fervent championing of new works by such composers as John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Eziquiel Vinao and Jonathan Berger.  Founded by violist Lesley Robertson and violinist Geoff Nuttall in 1989, the Quartet was originally founded in Canada, but currently resides in the Bay area.

The Quartet has steadily gained a reputation as a world-class ensemble through numerous competition wins at Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1992, as well as acclaimed recordings that have won the coveted German Critics award, a Juno award and two Grammy nominations. Since 1998, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has been the Ensemble-in-Residence at Stanford University. Their most recent recording, a unique collaboration with the International Chamber Ensemble which tackled works from revered contemporary composer John Adams, was released on Nonesuch Records to great acclaim.

“The St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection.” – Alex Ross, The New Yorker

PROGRAM

HAYDN: String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3 (“Emperor”)
KORNGOLD:  String Quartet #3 in D major, Op. 34
DVORAK:  String Quartet in C major, Op. 61

 

CONCERT PREVIEWS WITH DAVID DEVEAU

Watch our short video to gain insight on this concert by Artistic Director David Deveau!