Rolston String Quartet plays Collingwood

 

The Rolston String Quartet plays the Collingwood Summer Music Festival Aug. 9. The concert will also feature guest artist, pianist Daniel Wnukowski.

The program will include works by Haydn, Debussy, and Franck.

Members of the chamber music group burst onto the international classical music scene with First Prize wins at the 12th Banff International String Quartet. It marked a banner year for the quartet with numerous other wins and accolades including being named to CBC Radio’s  “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30” for 2016.

Since then, they have toured Germany, Italy, Austria, and the United States, had a debut performance at Carnegie Hall, and other locales among others as well as two major tours in Canada. They also began, in the fall of 2017, a two-year term serving as the Yale School of Music’s fellowship and have served as the graduate quartet-in-residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music among others.

Last year, they were the first international ensemble chosen for the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America.

The Rolston String Quartet is made up of Luri Lee on violin; Emily Kruspe, violin; Hezekiah Leung, viola; and Jonathan Lo, cello.

The concert takes place from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9 at the New Life Church, Auditorium, 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood. Tickets are $35 each, available through see www.collingwoodfestival.com

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