Taking their name from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, the Cecilia String Quartet is now in its second decade. We were so thrilled to have these ladies in the studio with us ahead of their Virtuosi concert on Saturday night! Missed their performance and conversation with Diamond Lane host Sarah Jo Kirsch! Watch here!
Hailed for their “dauntingly perfect” performances (Berliner Zeitung), they won the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and subsequently appeared internationally and in Canada with Virtuosi Concerts.
They have performed for homeless youth, veterans, prisoners, and for the elderly in care facilities. New initiatives include “Xenia Concerts”, welcoming children on the autism spectrum and their families, and “Celebrating Canadian Women in Music”, with newly commissioned works by a ‘quartet’ of talented female composers.
The Cecilias have “…an almost unimaginable level of articulation, communication, timbres, clarity of structure and… a deep musical rhetoric second to none.” (Bremen Kreiszeitung, Bremen, Germany)
Virtuosi's programme includes:
Mendelssohn String Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1; Katarina Curcin String Quartet No 3; Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”
The Cecilia Quartet perform Saturday night (Feb 04) 8 PM at the University of Winnipeg's Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. To reserve YOUR tickets call 204.786.9000
To learn more about the concert and Virtuosi go HERE.