Cecilia String Quartet

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 7:30pm at Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts


Min-Jeong Koh, violin
Sarah Nematallah, violin
Caitlin Boyle, viola
Rachel Desoer, cello

Chamber Music Kelowna is privileged to open the 11-12 season with another blockbuster concert that is a part of the extensive Banff International String Quartet Competition Winner’s Tour. This tour includes a total of 60 concerts throughout Europe and North America. Chamber Music Kelowna is one of only three presenters in British Columbia (with Vancouver and Victoria) to have secured a performance of this acclaimed ensemble!

Praised for their 'extraordinary commitment and maturity' (Montréal Gazette) and 'talent, passion and mastery' (Jacques Robert, JR Multimedia), the Cecilia String Quartet is one of Canada's most exciting young ensembles today.  First Prizewinners of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) and Second Prizewinners of the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, they are currently the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  They are also Quartet in Residence of Jeunesses Musicales du Canada for their 60th Anniversary Season.  Committed to teaching and outreach, the Cecilia Quartet has presented educational programs for elementary and high school students across the USA, Canada, and France, and is a featured participant in Chamber Music Kelowna’s community outreach programming.

The Cecilia String Quartet takes its name from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The Cecilia Quartet’s concert tour is funded, in part, by The Banff Centre, through the Freeze Family Career Development Fund of The Banff International String Quartet Competition. www.bisqc.ca

Concert ticket includes pre-concert audience appreciation wine reception!

Programme: (subject to change)

W.A Mozart [1756-1791]                String Quartet No 14 G Major
Kelly-Marie Murphy [1964-]           “Another Little Piece of My Heart”
Giacomo Puccini [1858-1924]         Crisantemi
Antonin Dvorak, [1841-1904]         Quartet Op. 106 in G major

Visit website: www.ceciliaquartet.com
Photo Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco