Reviews

“Splendid… powerful and riveting in every way.” (New York Times)

“In their convincing interpretation, Beethoven’s mighty monster (Op. 131) sang as sweetly as it thundered…” (Los Angeles Times)

“… The LSQ displayed wonderful precision and an instinctive responsiveness to one another’s playing that can only come from years of making music as a team.”
(Winnipeg Free Press)

“Lafayette Quartet delivers with style.” (Times Colonist)
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“… The Lafayette’s Schubert was a triumph of technique and musicianship in the service of emotional communication.” (The Indianapolis News)

“… The performance given by the Lafayette Quartet was superb in every respect, from the creation of a haunting, distinctive sound-world to the exquisitely delivered solo passages by each of the players.” (Calgary Herald)

“After 20 years, their passion is still strong.” (Toronto Globe and Mail)
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“… This Canadian Quartet plays beautifully. … [Their music] is dramatic, clear and well-paced.” (The American Record Guide)

“… If you missed this concert, by all means catch the Quartet when they next perform… You will find yourself on your feet applauding an uplifting, mesmerizing performance.” (Daily News, Nanaimo, BC)

“… The Lafayette also have a subtle grasp of rhythmic inflexion, which gives their performance an inner resilience and momentum to go with its warm and strongly profiled expression.” (Gramophone)

“Something exciting happened last night… namely the finest string-quartet playing this critic, at any rate, has heard in a long time. There was richness and refinement of tone, utter security of tuning and technique, and flawless ensemble…”
(Times-Union, Rochester)

“Quartet shines in mastery of the musical nuances.” (Times Colonist)
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“The University of Victoria’s music faculty must be thanking its lucky stars to have these wonderfully talented and personable players on staff. So should Canada, which now hears a good deal more from them than it used to.” (Waterloo Gazette)

“The Lafayette Quartet is certainly one of the many ensembles with fine sound, excellent intonation and crackerjack ensemble precision, but what sets them apart is a level of musical insight that is reserved to very few ensembles. With the Lafayette, you really get the sense that they play Beethoven, as the saying has it, ‘Beethoven’s way.’ And the same goes for many other great composers whose work they have illuminated for us, year in and year out.” (Jan Narveson, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society)

“Five stars for the Lafayette foursome.” (The Strad)
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“A Fascinating Evening of Quartets.” (Music in Victoria)
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“After 20 years, their passion is still strong.” (Toronto Globe and Mail)
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“The Lafayette Quartet at Twenty.” (Deryk Barker)
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“Quartet shines in Beethoven marathon.” (Winnipeg Free Press)
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“Lafayette Quartet delivers with style.” (Times Colonist)
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“String Quartet wowed crowd.” (Daily News)
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“String quartet named best in the West.” (Times Colonist)
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“Quartet shines in mastery of the musical nuances.”(Times Colonist)
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“Five stars for the Lafayette foursome.” (The Strad)
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“Quartet’s vigor, wit shatter gender and time barriers easily.” (The Arizona Republic)
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