The Lafayette has achieved more than 30 years as an ensemble – without a single change of personnel. Coaching with major quartets followed by important awards led to an enduring career. The LSQ have been artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria since 1991.
The Saguenay (formed in 1989 as the Alcan) has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally since its formation over twenty five years ago. Based in Chicoutimi, Québec, it receives the unconditional support of the Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean.
The two quartets have played together numerous times during the course of their quartet careers and have a special musical bond and creative friendship.
|Niels Gade||String Octet in F Major, Op. 17|
|Airat Ichmouratov||String Octet in G Minor, Op. 56, "The Letter"|
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|Mendelssohn||Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20|