October 30, 2012 - Laurentian University is pleased to announce that the Silver Birch String Quartet has been appointed as its inaugural String Quartet-in-Residence, effective September 2012. This position will see the SBSQ undertake new collaborations with various faculties, schools, and departments inside the university, develop closer connections between the Sudbury community and Laurentian, and act as cultural ambassadors for Laurentian University in Northern Ontario and beyond.
The SBSQ is nationally recognized as one of Canada's most exciting and innovative young string quartets, earning praise from audiences and critics for their performances across the country. Their first CD album “SILVERBIRCH” earned critical acclaim including a 5-star review in both the Montreal Gazette and the Vancouver Sun, as well as a 2010 JUNO nomination, and 2 Félix Awards nominations in the province of Quebec. Earlier this year, the quartet received a prestigious recording grant from the Ontario Arts Council for their second commercial CD on the Centrediscs record label, which will be the first complete recording of the music for string quartet by Sudburian composer and Laurentian University faculty member Dr. Robert Lemay, and will also feature a quintet collaboration with pianist and Laurentian University Associate Professor Dr. Yoko Hirota. More information on the Silver Birch String Quartet can be found at their website: www.silverbirchstringquartet.com
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