The Lafayette String Quartet and the University of Victoria welcomes Canada’s first Graduate String Quartet, Quarteto Chroma, from Mexico. Now entering their second year of the program, the members of the quartet have benefitted enormously from their two weekly coaching sessions, private lessons, and the many performance opportunities the residency offers.
Lafayette String Quartet:
Ann Elliott-Goldschmid and Sharon Stanis, violins
Joanna Hood, viola
Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, cello
Study at the University of Victoria:
UVIC’s School of Music String program offers bachelors and masters degrees in violin, viola and cello performance. There are ample performance opportunities for everyone. Students enjoy a strong camaraderie and healthy competition, supporting each other in their daily studies and practice routines. Recent bachelors students have been accepted into graduate programs at the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools in New York, the Royal Academy in London, the Eastman School of Music, University of Toronto, and San Francisco Conservatory.
Masterclasses with guest artists:
The LSQ regularly invite guest artists for masterclasses and performances. This year’s upcoming guests include violinist David Stewart, and cellists Paul Katz and Ian Hampton (and others!)
Performance and Study opportunities:
Students are encouraged to enter the annual Bach competition, the Concerto Competition, the Strauss Competition, and many other performance and study opportunities.
Enjoy sharing, learning and growing together with other serious string students in the intimacy of a small school combined with the excellence of a well-rounded program of study. All students, regardless of their degree, receive weekly private lessons, weekly masterclasses, well-structured weekly chamber music coachings, and the opportunity to work closely with the world-renowned Lafayette String Quartet on the beautiful campus of the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (on Vancouver Island).
We are very proud of our students, both current and alumni.