Historic Leith Church
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Christine Vlajk (Viola) Jerzy Kapłanek (Violin) Katie Schlaikjer (Cello) Jeremy Bell (Violin)
Based in Waterloo, Ontario where they have been Quartet-in-Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1991, the Penderecki String Quartet has become one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of their generation. The four Penderecki musicians (originating from Poland, Canada, and USA) bring their varied yet collective experience to create performances that demonstrate their “remarkable range of technical excellence and emotional sweep” (Globe and Mail.)
CONCERT THREE PROGRAM String Quartet No.8, Op.59 No.2 – Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No.5 (‘Rosalind’) – R. Murray Schafer String Quartet No.1 in G minor – Edward Grieg
Jonathan Crow, violin Philip Chiu, piano Gabriel Radford, horn ‘Crow-Chiu Duo’ with guest Gabriel Radford
A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Jonathan Crow joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in 2011. Jonathan has performed as a soloist with most major Canadian orchestras. Philip Chiu is noted by La Presse as “… a pianist-painter who turns every musical idea into a beautiful array of colors”, and is lauded for the brilliance, colour and sensitivity of his playing. Gabriel Radford is currently Third Horn of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2002. Gabriel has played with many orchestras, including several guest appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy.
SHARON WEI, viola ELISSA LEE,, violin ANGELA PARK, piano RACHEL MERCER, cello
“Made in Canada means perfection: the performers are each a virtuoso with numerous credits. Together they make a spectacular ensemble, in sync with each other in phrasing, dynamics and interpretation, maintaining a strong rhythmic pulse, as well as long melodic lines. They are a joy.” – REVIEW: KELOWNA DAILY COURIER
Ensemble Made In Canada is rapidly gaining recognition as Canada’s premier piano quartet. Awarded the CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, EMIC was featured in Chatelaine Magazine’s 80th anniversary issue as “Women to Watch” and an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians. The members of the group have been forging outstanding individual careers and bring together a wealth of experience having already appeared at many prestigious festivals.