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About

The Rolston String Quartet – Luri Lee (violin), Hezekiah Leung (viola), Jonathan Lo (cello), and new member as of spring 2018 Emily Kruspe (violin) – was formed in 2013 during a summer chamber music residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta. It takes its name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and longtime director of the Banff Centre’s Music and Sound Programs. First-prize winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and the 2018 recipient and first international ensemble chosen for Chamber Music America's prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the quartet continues to receive acclamation and recognition for musical excellence.

 

Posted: Sep-1-2019
Latest News

Souvenirs, debut album of the Rolston String Quartet, has been selected as a recording of the month for March 2020 by BBC Music Magazine. Commenting on the all-Tchaikovsky album in the magazine’s official website, classical-music.com, Erik Levi writes, “This beautifully recorded debut release confirms not only the Rolston String Quartet’s superb technical accomplishment and their impeccably blended sound, but also a maturity of interpretative approach that can only be achieved after long and patient engagement with the music.” Released last year . . .

Posted: Feb-16-2020
Latest Recording

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

Tchaikovsky: Children's Album, Op. 39 (arr. for string quartet by Rostislav Dubinsky)

Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D Minor "Souvenir de Florence", Op. 70 (with Miguel da Silva, viola, and Gary Hoffman, cello)  

Posted: Nov-1-2019
Latest Acclaim

This beautifully recorded debut release confirms not only the Rolston String Quartet’s superb technical accomplishment and their impeccably blended sound, but also a maturity of interpretative approach that can only be achieved after long and patient engagement with the music.

— classical-music.com
Posted: Feb-12-2020
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Posted: Oct-28-2019