One of the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation, the SLSQ is known for its interpretive spontaneity and fierce musical commitment. The acclaimed musicians will perform their “Haydn Discovery Session" – an in-depth exploration of the famed composer’s extraordinary string quartets.
“A sound that has just about everything one wants from a quartet: most notably, precision, warmth and an electricity that conveys the excitement of playing whatever is on their stands at the moment.”
— The New York Times
Sponsored by Joseph Schwartz, M.D. & Barbara Schwartz Boom in memory of Nancy Speed, M.D., The Tribune/
Established in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as a truly world class chamber ensemble. The quartet performs over 120 concerts annually worldwide and calls Stanford University home, where the group is Ensemble in Residence. The SLSQ continues to build its reputation for imaginative and spontaneous music-making, through an energetic commitment to the great established quartet literature as well as the championing of new works by such composers as John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Eziquiel Vinao, and Jonathan Berger.
The SLSQ's recordings have been honored with the coveted German critics award, Canada’s Juno Award (for their release of Schumann’s 1st and 3rd quartets), and two Grammy nominations (for their landmark Yiddishbbuk CD).