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March 26, 2017
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QuartetFest 2010

May 29th to June 8th 2010

Join us to celebrate the 200th birthday of Robert Schumann

Host Faculty

Penderecki String Quartet (

Approaching the third decade of an extraordinary career, the Penderecki String Quartet has become one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of their generation. The Quartet's performing schedule takes them annually to the great concert stages of North and South America, Europe, and the Far East.

 Guest Faculty

Roger Chase – viola (

Roger Chase has been a member of many ensembles including the Nash Ensemble, the London Sinfonietta, the Esterhazy Baryton Trio, the Quartet of London, Hausmusik of London, and the London Chamber Orchestra. He has been invited to play as principal violist with every major British orchestra and many others in North America and Europe, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Michiko Otaki – piano (

An especially noted chamber musician, pianist Michiko Otaki has performed and recorded with such renowned international ensembles as the Graffe String Quartet, Kodaly String Quartet, Swiss Wind Quintet, and Martinu String Quartet, as well as Russian/Slovak violinist Alexander Jablokov, late Slovenian cellist Ciril Skerjanec and English violist Roger Chase.  Her unique association with the Warsaw Wind Quintet included numerous extensive tours of the U.S. and Europe, internationally heard broadcasts (including Performance Today), and two critically acclaimed CD recordings, one of which received the "Polish Grammy" as "Best Chamber Music Recording." 

Andrew Burashko – piano

Andrew Burashko has developed a reputation for versatility and brilliantly conceived programmes. Sought after as a recitalist and chamber musician, with performances throughout North America and Europe. Artistic Director of Chamber Music Unlimited. Recorded for Naxos, CBC SM5000, and Opening Day Labels. Regularly broadcast on CBC Radio and American Public Radio. RCM faculty since 1990.


June 4th 

Music Room, 57 Young Street West, Waterloo, ON.
(KWCMS), 8:00P.M.
Roger Chase viola
Michiko Otaki – piano
Programme: Schuman, Brahms
Tickets: $25, Seniors $20, Students $15

Saturday, June 5th
WLU, Seminary’s Keffer Memorial Chapel, 3:00 P.M.
WLU String Academy Concert
Tickets: Free event

Saturday, June 5th
The Music Room, 57 Young Street West, Waterloo, ON. 
(KWCMS) 8:00 P.M.
Young Artist Concert
Programme TBA
Tickets: $15, Seniors $10, Students $8

Sunday, June 6th
WLU, Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, 8:00 P.M
Penderecki Quartet
Celebrating Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1857)
Quartet No Op 41, No 1 and 2
Tickets: $25, Seniors $20, Students $15

Monday, June 7th 
Music Room, 57 Young Street West, Waterloo, ON.
(KWCMS) 8:00 P.M.
Young Artist Concert
PSQ prize winner:  Schweigen Trio: 
Jeremy Bauman- violin,  Miriam Stewart-Kroeker – cello and Heidi Wall – piano
Programme TBA
Tickets: $15, Seniors $10, Students $8

Tuesday,  June 8th 
WLU, Maureen Forrester Recital Hall. 8:00 P.M.
Gala Concert in celebration of Schumann’s 200th birthday anniversary
Penderecki Quartet with Andrew Burashko – piano
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1857)
Quartet No Op 41 No. 3 in A Major
Piano Quintet Op 44 in E flat Major 

Tickets: $25, Seniors $20, Students $15

QuartetFest concerts are co-produced with KWCMS

For tickets please call: 519 886-1673

QuartetFest Pass:  $60, Seniors $50, Students $40

 QUARTETFEST Participants receive:

·Your own dedicated studio for the duration of the event

·Masterclasses with the Penderecki String Quartet and the guests

·One-hour individual lesson with members of the Penderecki String Quartet

·Seven coachings with the faculty of the festival

·Opportunity to perform at the Young Artists Concerts

·Tickets to all performances

·On-campus accommodation in Laurier's modern residences


$500.00 Tuition
$185 residence (accommodation in four-person apartment)

Click here for residence details.

Please note, QuartetFest is no longer available for credit.

Moderate Scholarship assistance is available.

Please click here for an APPLICATION FORM to Q-Fest '10


For the history of QuartetFest please click here.