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2016 The Sound Post Salon Concert - Cecilia String Quartet

November 2016 Salon Concert

The Cecilia String Quartet (Min-Jeong Koh - violin, Sarah Nematallah - violin, Caitlin Boyle -viola and Rachel Desoer - cello) performs at our 2016 Salon Concert on Sunday November 27th at 2 pm.


F.J. Haydn
String Quartet opus 33 no.1

Omar Daniel
Violin duo Giuoco delle coppie

Duett for viola and cello Mit Zwei Obligaten Augengläsern

A metaphor for the impossibility of togetherness

String Quartet No. 14: Death and the Maiden (4th mvt.)

Admission: $20 includes free CSQ CD - Mendelssohn Quartets Opus 44, No 1 and 2

Please call 416-971-6990 Ext 244 to reserve
(seating is limited)

Join us for an unforgettable afternoon. Reception with the artists with refreshments to follow.

Hailed for their "powerful" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "dauntingly perfect" (Berliner Zeitung) performances, the CSQ perform for leading presenters in North America and Europe. Past engagements include performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Prague’s Rudolfinum, the 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), Germany (DeutschlandRadio), and England (BBC Radio 3).

The Cecilia String Quartet is currently based in Toronto Canada where they are the James D. Stewart Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music.

Cecilia String Quartet

In addition to performing, the CSQ records for ANALEKTA. Their debut album of music by Dvořák in 2012 was acclaimed for its "deeply felt imperativeness" (The Strad), and their 2013 recording featuring music by Janáček, Berg, and Webern, was applauded for "unleashing the ecstasy and angst of the music" (Gramophone Magazine). Their 2016 recording of string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn was nominated for a JUNO Award, and was named as one of Gramophone Magazine’s 10 Best Mendelssohn Recordings.

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.

Enthusiastic educators and mentors to the next generation of chamber musicians, the CSQ has held teaching posts at festivals, conservatories, and universities across Canada and the United States, both as an ensemble and as individuals. Each member is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto where they work with music performance majors, as well as engage in collaborative projects with the Composition Department and Department of Humanities. Initiatives developed by the CSQ at the University of Toronto include the Music Mentorship Program, and the String Quartet Composition Competition.

See complete CSQ Bios here.

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