St. Lawrence String Quartet
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomed the renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet as the 2021-22 resident artists. The quartet was also in residency for the inaugural season of the Visiting Quartet Residency Program and has been in residence several seasons with the program.
Established in Toronto in 1989, the quartet quickly earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts each year worldwide. The quartet is at the forefront of intellectual life at Stanford University where they direct the music department's chamber music program, and frequently collaborates with other departments.
Lauded as “provocative and brilliant” and “one of the great quartets of our lifetime” by the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle, the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s talents are recognized world-wide. The quartet is known for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive. Their vast repertoire celebrates the masterworks of Haydn and Beethoven, highlights lesser-known works by composers like Martinu, Korngold, and Verdi, and introduces audiences to music of our time.
“Without the St. Lawrence String Quartet, we might not have this incredible program today, which is now entering its thirteenth year,” says ASU faculty Jonathan Swartz, founder and artistic director of the residency. “Their artistic creativity and energy won over the hearts and minds of everyone at ASU and in the community. They helped define what a residency at ASU could be, and we owe a great deal of credit for the overall success of our program to them.
As Visiting Quartet in Residence, the Grammy-nominated ensemble worked with students on themed projects and presented three concerts throughout the year.
Oct.18, 2017 Katzin Concert Hall
Haydn Op. 20 Extravaganza!
Feb. 9, 2018 Katzin Concert Hall
Radiant Genius, Mozart and Tchaikovsky
April 7, 2018 Camelback Bible Church Phoenix
Chamber Music Society
Haydn's Op 33 No 3
Sibelius' "Voices Intimae"
Beethoven's Op. 135
April 7, Virtual concert
“Mozart” and “Korngold”