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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
November 26, 2015
Canadian Excellence

QuartetFest 2015

May 27th - June 7th 2015

QuartetFest 2015


May 27 - June 7, 2015
The 23rd International Intensive Chamber Music Course and Concert Series known as QuartetFest, brings together young artists from across Canada and abroad with world renowned performers. As one of the most anticipated Spring festivals by chamber music lovers and young musicians we are pleased to announce our host faculty, the Penderecki String Quartet and guests the Lafayette String Quartet.

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Apply for the Penderecki String Quartet Chamber Music Prize

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The Penderecki String Quartet


The Lafayette String Quartet


QuartetFest Participants receive:

Assigned studio space for the duration of the event

Masterclasses with the Penderecki String Quartet and Lafayette Quartet

One hour individual lesson with a member of the Penderecki String Quartet

Daily coaching and contact with festival faculty

Opportunity to perform at the Young Artists concert

Tickets to all performances

On-campus accommodation in Laurier's modern residences (extra fees apply)

**Tuition for QuartetFest is $500**

Accommodation is available on campus with Hotel Laurier, participants are responsible for bookings and payment

For questions or concerns email


QuartetFest Concerts

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Tickets to all concerts can be purchased by visiting

 QuartetFest Subscription (includes all concerts) - $95/person or $50/student

 Date Time
 Artists  Program  Ticket Prices
 Friday, May 29, 2015
8:00 pm
Registry Theater, Kitchener
Penderecki String Quartet with Quinsin Nachoff Trio

Diana McIntosh String Quartet Gatheringfour: Broadening Perspectives, World Premiere

Quinsin Nachoff Septet for String Quartet and Jazz Trio, World Premiere

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
8:00 pm
Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Waterloo
Penderecki String Quartet with Pamela Highbaugh-Aloni (cello)

Program: L. van Beethoven Quartet Op. 131 in c sharp minor

F. Schubert Quintet D. 956 in C major



Friday, June 5, 2015
8:00 pm
Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo
Lafayette Quartet with the PSQ's Christine Vlajk (viola)

M. Haydn - String Quintet in C-Major, P. 108, Shostakovich - Quartet No. 13, Enescu Octet Op. 7



Saturday, June 6, 2015
8:00 pm
Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Waterloo QuartetFest Young Artists


Sunday, June 7, 2015
8:00 pm
Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Waterloo QuartetFest Young Artists, Winner of the Penderecki Quartet Prize