The Lafayette String Quartet is the full-time resident string quartet at the University of Victoria. They perform on a regular basis, however they are careful to balance their concerts and teaching responsibilities enabling their students to receive regular lessons and coaching sessions.
UVIC’s School of Music offers one of the most comprehensive bachelors and graduate programs offered to string players anywhere in North America. Students receive weekly private lessons and chamber music coaching from members of the Lafayette String Quartet, participate in regular masterclasses both with the LSQ and visiting and local guest artists and are given ample performance opportunities.
Situated on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, surrounded by ocean, trees, flowers, wildlife, and blessed with a temperate weather system, the University of Victoria is a welcoming environment in every way. Many experiences await young musicians studying at UVIC with opportunities for teaching, local concerts, subbing with the Victoria Symphony, playing with the GVYO, Victoria Chamber Orchestra, and for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, concert opportunities (solo and chamber music) all over the island.
If you are interested in studying at UVIC in the future, you are strongly encouraged to contact the members of the Quartet (see contact information under bios) and they will be happy to talk to you.
The LSQ congratulates Canada’s first Graduate String Quartet, Quarteto Chroma, from Mexico, on the successful completion of their Masters Degree in String Quartet Performance.
Lafayette String Quartet:
Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis, violins
Joanna Hood, viola
Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, cello