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SLSQ Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Throughout the 2014-2015 season, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will be celebrating its 25th anniversary season! Celebratory events include: world premieres of three quartets composed for the SLSQ, by John Adams (his third work for the SLSQ), Jonthan Berger (his 6th string quartet), and Jaroslaw Kapuscinski; three concerts at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC (performed on the Library of Congress's famed set of Stradivarius instruments); musical collaborations with great SLSQ friends and colleagues; and other concerts and events throughout the season.  Check the full SLSQ schedule for details.

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BREAKING NEWS: SLSQ NAMES MARK FEWER NEW 2ND VIOLINIST!!

November 21, 2013 - for immediate release

The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has selected violinist Mark Fewer to succeed the departing Scott St. John, beginning on January 1, 2014.

As a fellow Canadian, Fewer and the SLSQ are already well-acquainted, and in 2011 Mark substituted for both St. John (Spring) and Geoff Nuttall (Fall) during their brief paternity leaves. Fewer will re-locate from Montreal’s McGill University, where he been Associate Professor of violin since 2007, and will join his new colleagues at Stanford University.

an excellent article about the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford, by Sara Langlands, SLSQ Project Manager

Hot off the presses, this article evokes the excitement, intensity, and great energy that characterize the SLSQ chamber music workshop each summer at Stanford.  Click here to read the full article from the "Stanford Report."

St. Lawrence String Quartet announces pending personnel change

Dear Friends,

It is with mixed feelings we share the news of a pending personnel change in our Merry Little Band.

At the end of 2013, Scott St. John will be leaving the SLSQ to relocate to Canada with his family.

The SLSQ will commence a search immediately, with the goal of identifying St. John’s successor by early fall 2013, and completing the transition by January, 2014.

Announcing the 2013 St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford

Enrollment is now open for the 2013 St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford University, June 21-30.

In addition to the St. Lawrence String Quartet, guest faculty includes: 

• cellist Nina Lee of the Brentano Quartet
• violinist Mark Fewer of McGill University
• pianist Pedja Muzijevic
• pianist Stephen Prutsman

and guest speaker Georges Zeisel of Pro Quartet, Paris, as well as other speakers/presenters to be announced.

Click here for the latest enrollment information.

Listen to SLSQ on ABC Radio Australia Classic FM

A broadcast of the Musica Viva concert with oboist Diana Doherty on Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 7p.m. in Sydney, Australia.

SLSQ with Osvaldo Golijov at Harvard Hillel

Click here for a review of Osvaldo Golijov's lecture with the St. Lawrence String Quartet